Smyth County Museum and Historical Society
For mail research write to:
P. O. Box 710
Marion VA 24354

The Smyth County Museum and Historical Society has a new headquarters, the STALEY-COLLINS HOUSE. Located at 109 W. Strother in Marion (540 783-7067; email:, the hours are from 10 to 3 o'clock Wednesday and Thursday. The new Museum, located in the old 1908 School at the intersection of Strother and Church Streets, is open Friday and Saturday 10 - 4 o'clock (540) 783-7286. Joan Armstrong is Director of the Museum.



The museum includes a visitor's center, 1890's farm, farmhouse and school. The story of the migration of German and Scots-Irish pioneers is told in the visitor's center. Visitors may tour the restored 1894 Lindamood School. The farm, with its restored farmhouse and outbuildings , has the look and feel of an average farm in this area 100 years ago.

Take Exit 54 from I-81; from the exit ramp, turn right onto Rt. 11, left on state road 683 (Phillippi Hollow Road). At the intersection with Rocky Hollow Rd., turn left. Follow Rocky Hollow Rd. to the Settlers Museum on the right. If you get lost, call 540-686-4401.


Smyth Bland Regional Library
118 South Sheffey St
Marion, VA 24354
Phone (540) 783-2323
FAX (540)783-5279
The Smyth Bland Library has a genealogical and local history collection in their special library, "Southwest Virginia Heritage Library.

Library information is available on the SMYTH COUNTY, VIRGINIA HOMEPAGE


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