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Gate City, Virginia

Scott County Courthouse

Scott County Courthouse

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. The town is named after a gap in the Clinch Mountain, a “gate” through which both pioneers and Native Americans passed, which is now commemorated with the Daniel Boone Wilderness Driving Trail.

With a population of 2,159, Gate City offers a quiet location with several vintage and antique stores, department stores, hardware stores, supermarkets, restaurants, a park with little league baseball facilities, an elementary, middle and high school, a library, and much more. Read more about Gate City’s attractions on the town’s official website,

The town is a great place to stay or break your journey before putting your kayak in the world-famous Clinch River or  Holston River.

Make plans for a visit in September to attend the annual Grillin’ at the Gate Bar-B-Que competition.

Grogan Park:  playground, picnic shelters, walking trail, baseball and softball fields.  Located in Gate City, from East Jackson Street, take a left onto Park Street.  The parkdowntown-gate-city is located approximately one mile on the left.