Wytheville, VA

Wytheville is a true original, not just because it’s the only town in the country fortunate enough to bear that name but also because of its stunning landscape, which includes majestic mountains, sparkling waters, and rolling hills. No doubt about it – a trip to this memorable and striking town in Southwest Virginia always leaves visitors wanting more!

Historic Sites in Wytheville

Wythe County was created in 1789 and named for George Wythe, the “father of American Jurisprudence” and signer of the Declaration of Independence. In May 1790, Chris Simmerman donated 90 acres, along with John Davis’s 10 acres, to establish a town and county seat. Robert Adams completed a town survey in November of that year, dividing the area into half-acre lots. The town did not have an official name yet but was generally known as Wythe Court House.

Two years later, in October 1792, the town was officially named Evansham, for prominent local citizen Jesse Evans. After a disastrous fire in March 1839, the town was renamed Wytheville. At that time, it was home to about 500 residents.

Proud of its remarkable heritage, Wytheville has preserved much of it and features several museums, including The Wytheville Training School Cultural Center, the region’s only African American Heritage Museum.

Mansion at Fort Chiswell
Address: 325 Factory Outlet Drive
Max Meadows, VA 24360
Phone:
276-637-1832

For more than a decade The Mansion at Fort Chiswell has been lovingly restored. Now this private residence, listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and as a Virginia State Historic Landmark, is ready to be shared with you. From the gracious bedrooms - to the wood-burning kitchen fireplace - to the elegant stairways and halls, you will find rich history at The Mansion. Take a tour of this grand beauty followed by a delicious meal at Key Ingredients, located at the Mansion. Then enjoy a glass of your favorite beverage or a bowl of hand-churned ice cream while relaxing on the front porch. The Mansion also hosts several public events throughout the year and is available for reservation for private gatherings, such as weddings, receptions, business events, family gatherings.

Hours M-F:
Closed Mon-Wed 10AM-9PM Th - Fri
Hours Sat-Sun:
Saturday 10AM-9PM Sunday 10AM-3PM

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