Gish Mill

Gish Mill is situated along the south bank of Glade Creek in Roanoke County’s Town of Vinton. The oldest portion of the building is a circa 1846 three-story brick structure. […]

William Byrd High School

Covering nearly 18 acres and situated atop a steep hill on the outskirts of Roanoke County’s Town of Vinton, the William Byrd High School property includes the main school building, […]

Roland E. Cook Elementary School

The Roland E. Cook Elementary School was constructed in the heart of the Roanoke County town of Vinton in 1915, and expanded in 1924. Originally the Vinton School, the building […]

Johnsville Meetinghouse

Johnsville Meetinghouse is a simple frame, five-bay, one-story house of worship set on a stone foundation that encloses a basement with a massive gable-end fireplace and hearth used for cooking […]

Pleasant Grove

The Joseph Deyerle House, Pleasant Grove, was the heart of an antebellum farm located on the Roanoke River, a few miles west of Salem on the north side of the […]

Starkey School

Starkey School, situated in the village of Starkey in Roanoke County, served the small agricultural community for more than six decades. It began as a vernacular, two-room brick schoolhouse, constructed […]

Black Horse Tavern (Bellvue Hotel and Office)

Situated at the base of Read Mountain in northern Roanoke County, the circa 1782 Black Horse Tavern once provided lodging to settlers traveling on the old Carolina Road through the […]

Anderson-Doosing Farm

Joseph Anderson established today’s Anderson-Doosing Farm, situated in the Catawba Valley of northern Roanoke County, in the 1810s and built an impressive double-crib, log bank barn about 1830. In 1845, […]

Hollins College Quadrangle

The historic core of Hollins College in Roanoke County is a complex of brick buildings enclosing a rectangular tree-shaded lawn. The school was founded in 1837 as the Roanoke Female […]

The Old Tombstone (Denton Cenotaph)

One of Virginia’s most important works of folk art, The Old Tombstone (also known as the Denton Cenotaph) was carved sometime after 1805 by Laurence Krone, the most noted of […]