Wytheville (pronounced WITH-vill) 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, it was selected as the county seat of Wythe County (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.
Within this site, you will begin a journey to a community rich in heritage, scenic beauty, charm, and hospitality. From several major Civil War skirmishes to being the birthplace of a very notable First Lady, Wythe County has left its mark in the history of this nation. Wythe History Comes Adventure. You will find adventures of discovery and adventures of recreation as the area provides challenges for the mind and body. From musical entertainment that will lift the spirit, historic stories that will touch the heart, scenic beauty to dazzle the eyes, and recreational opportunities to challenge your energy, there’s something for everyone in this community.