Founded in 1973, the mission of the Society is to collect, preserve, and share with researchers and visitors information about the history of Grayson County and Southwest Virginia.

 

Historic 1908 Courthouse – Independence

Historic 1908 Courthouse – Independence

First Graduating Class of Elk Creek Academy, 1911

First Graduating Class of Elk Creek Academy, 1911

Tom Cox stacking hay

Tom Cox stacking hay

Rose Hill – Residence of C. E. Bryant family

Rose Hill – Residence of C. E. Bryant family

Genealogies, photographs, maps, newspaper articles, civil War history, marriage and census data, and original letters and journals are among the many reference materials that the Society has available to the public. A highlight of the Society’s collection is a dress worn by Eleanor Roosevelt. The dress is currently¬†on display¬†at the Historic 1908 Courthouse in a museum quality cabinet constructed by Roger P. Marshall, Sr.