Scott County, Virginia

Located in the southwestern tip of Virginia, Scott County is a “natural” for music lovers, history buffs, nature enthusiasts and vacationers of all types!

DELVE DEEPER INTO THE LURE OF SCOTT COUNTY AND SEE ALL THERE IS TO EXPLORE!

Located in the southwestern tip of Virginia, Scott County is a “natural” for music lovers, history buffs, nature enthusiasts and vacationers of all types!

Music :  As the home of A.P. & Sara Carter and Mother Maybelle, Scott County is the true “birthplace” of country music.  A.P. Carter was a collector of songs, and it was through the local hills and hollows that A.P. roamed collecting his songs, such as “Hello Stranger,” “My Clinch Mountain Home,” “Keep on the Sunny Side,” and the well-known “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.

History:  Scott County’s rich history spans more than 8,000 years.  Visitors can walk in the footsteps of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone or see railroad history both at Fannon Railroad Museum and Natural Tunnel State Park, recently named on of the “Top 20 Tunnels” by The Weather Channel.

Nature:  With a world-renowned river and thousands of acres of National Forest, Scott County is a “naturalists” haven.  

Camp Clinch on Anglers Way Road

CLINCHPORT

Clinchport is located along Hwy 23/58, with the main route through town, Route  65, running parallel to the world-renowned Clinch River.

Christmas Decorations

DANIEL BOONE

This railroad yard and the community that surrounds it is the only place in Virginia named after famed Frontiersman Daniel Boone.

DUFFIELD

Duffield is a great staging ground for your Scott County adventure. The town has all of the essentials you need to stock up on before heading out to explore our unique history and beauty.

DUNGANNON

Dungannon is the gateway to the world-famous Clinch River and the hiking and scenery of High Knob.   Just outside of town is the Scott County Regional Horse Park, which holds numerous riding events throughout the season, and is definitely one of Scott County’s best man-made assets.

Fall maple gives a dark contrast to the fogged in church in Ft. Blackmore

FORT BLACKMORE

If you’re interested in hiking, canoeing, or farm fresh produce, then Fort Blackmore is the place to be. Every visitor should stop at Mann Farm’s produce stand on the main road for home-grown strawberries, tomatoes, peppers and seasonal produce.

Gate City Christmas Parade

GATE CITY

Gate City is the seat of Scott County’s government and serves as the principal gateway into Virginia from east Tennessee and the city of Kingsport.

Carter Family Fold

HILTONS

Hiltons is little more than a wide spot in the road, yet every Saturday night at 7:30, the hills and hollers come alive with old-time and bluegrass music. Thousands of people from around the world pour into this tiny town to visit the world-famous Carter Family Fold and hear the music made famous by The Carter Family–A.P., Sara, and Mother Maybelle.

Creeping Phlox

NICKELSVILLE

At 2,000 feet, Nickelsville is the town with the highest elevation in the county. Featuring friendly citizens, home-town charm, and three unique historical landmarks, it is well worth a visit. Nickelsville is located north of Gate City on Route 72.

Rye Cove Church

RYE COVE

Rye Cove is one of the premier karst areas in Virginia. The term “karst” is used to describe a landscape that contains numerous caves, underground waterways, rock outcroppings and sinkholes.

Gausthaus Edleweiss

WEBER CITY

Weber City is located in an historic gap just outside Gate City along Rte 23, and is now home to many modern conveniences. Weber City is also next door to the North Fork of the Holston, which offers remote paddling opportunities and trophy smallmouth bass.