Wytheville was incorporated in 1889, rich in history as Evansham County, part of the Cumberland Gap. In 1863 Toland's Raiders captured the town. In 1864 & 1865 it was occupied by Union troops. The Old hotel was built in 1927, it has had many lives but what was old is new again, Bolling Wilson Hotel: located at 170 E. Main St., Wytheville, VA. A cross between charming historic and elegant contemporary. Included in the hotel is Graze Restaurant. Rick & I had a wonderful meal with the owners Bill & Farron Smith.
If you are driving along the east coast from here to there it is the perfect stopping point. There are local art galleries, a dinner theater and history to explore. As an artist if you like painting town scenes this is a place to go, if you prefer nature, horses well they are not far down the road. Next time you are looking for a little get away, an artists retreat you may want to check out Wytheville.
|Edith Bolling Wilson photo from the Musuem & hotel in her name|
|Graze Restaurant & Bar|
|View from Bolling Wilson Hotel|
|There's always a story of canaries...|