Wytheville was founded in 1792 as Evansham on 100 acres of land. Named for the first signer of the Declaration of Independence for Virginia, George Wythe, the town was selected as the county seat of Wythe County in 1790. At the time, it was the junction of two great western roads, the Ingles Ferry and the Peppers Ferry trails. Today, two federal highways, Interstates 77 & 81, bring thousands of visitors each day to experience the charm and beauty of this small southern community. Wythe County is surrounded by the beautiful mountains of the Blue Ridge and offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Hiking on the numerous mountain trails will provide visitors with the opportunity to see breathtaking forest and foliage in many relatively untouched areas. Agriculture is a prominent industry in Wythe County raking in the top 10 livestock counties in the state. A variety of recreational activities await visitors from hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding – all within convenient distance to numerous restaurants, motels, campgrounds and attractions!
Population: 8,235 Wytheville and 29,344 Wythe County
Service Area: PSA: Wythe and Bland County and SSA: Smyth, Pulaski, Grayson Counties
Located in the heart of Wytheville, Wythe County Community Hospital is a 100-bed, acute-care facility that provides medical services to the people of Wythe and Bland counties and surrounding areas. A healthcare leader in the community, the hospital offers a host of services including: emergency department, outpatient Imaging, women's services and a birthing center, urology, a bone & joint center, post-acute care, surgical services, occupational medicine, a pain center, rehabilitation and therapy services.
Wythe County Community Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) and has earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation by the Society for Cardiovascular Patient Care, the accrediting arm of the American College of Cardiology. It was named a TJC 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, earned Blue Distinction® Center Designation for Quality in Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries, and is accredited by the American Commission on Cancer. We are proud to offer patients access to state-of-the-art technology including: CT and MRI, and the CENTURION® vision system for cataract surgery.
Located at the intersection of two major north-south arteries, Interstates 81 and 77, this charming small town in the mountains of southwest Virginia offers a variety of musical entertainment, shopping opportunities, rich history and abundance of outdoor recreation. From motorcycle trails and fishing to dinner theatre and the home of Edith Bolling Wilson, former First Lady, Wytheville is a destination you will not soon forget. There's an abundant selection of attractions with a variety of experiences for all ages. Experience the region's rich history with tours of the many museums located in the area.
Wythe County continues to growth both in population and jobs. With continuous expansion in our industrial parks, Wythe County is ready for new business and growth. Wythe County has six elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools, one technology school and four private schools. Wytheville Community College and Old Dominion University provide higher education opportunities.
A variety of recreational activities await visitors from hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding – all within convenient distance to numerous restaurants, motels, campgrounds and attractions! Wythe County is represented on the Virginia Historical Marker Guide that provides residents and visitors to Wythe County with a backdrop of local history as memorialized in the twenty-three (23) Virginia historical markers located in the county. Wythe County Parks and Recreation works to enhance the quality of life and create a sense of community by providing quality recreational service and park space to Wythe County citizens of all ages. Specifically, our Parks and Recreation department offers:
- Youth and adult sports,
- Classes and programs for all interest,
- Three Parks with shelter rentals,
- Outdoor trails,
- Athletic fields, and
- Special events throughout the year.