Spring Valley Rural Historic District

The Spring Valley Rural Historic District comprises approximately 4,220 acres in northeast Grayson County. The district was settled by European Americans beginning in the latter 18th century with the arrival […]

Stephen G. Bourne House

The Stephen G. Bourne House exemplifies the lifeways of the early settlers of mountainous southwestern Virginia. Built about 1830, the log dwelling is located on the 98-acre Meadow View Farm […]

Brookside Farm and Mill

In Grayson County, a region where very few such places have been preserved, the 433-acre Brookside Farm and Mill is remarkable for its collection of well-crafted and preserved structures—including a […]

Fries Boarding Houses

Two large, Colonial Revival-style houses built about 1905 for mill workers in the town of Fries, in Grayson County, are an important reminder of the town’s industrial past. The Washington […]

Grayson County Courthouse

The center of the Grayson County seat town of Independence is dominated by the architecturally fanciful former Grayson County Courthouse, an eclectic structure set off by its pointed corner towers […]


Author Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) had this rustic but comfortable log and stone dwelling built after visiting Grayson County in 1925, and falling in love with its breathtaking unspoiled landscape. Ripshin, […]