Southwest Virginia and The New River Valley
  • 746 members

About us

This project covers Southwestern Virginia to include the counties of: Franklin, Patrick, Grayson, Smyth, Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson, Henry, Carroll, Wythe, Buchanan, Russell, Tazewell, Bland, Giles, Craig, Floyd, Bedford, Amherst, Pulaski, Pittsylvania, and Montgomery. It also includes a few neighboring New River Valley North Carolina counties that share many of the same families.

The hope is to provide a location for search for others who have not discovered their southwestern Virginia roots. Many families in this area continued to migrate westward and cousins were lost. This project will help others discover their path.

Or perhaps, your family is known to have been in Southwestern Virginia, but you cannot be sure that your surname line in Patrick County connects with another line in Pulaski County. This project should allow you to 'connect' the lines. Header Photo: L-R 1. Grayson County protruding through the fog as seen from a deck in Ashe County, NC. 2. Calvin Smith, "Range Rider" on farm he supervised in Wythe County 3. R.K. Poole and siblings and family in front of Poole Store near Independence