Authentic, Distinctive, Alive!
Southwest Virginia includes 19 counties and four independent cities located near the southern and western border of Virginia. Including 8,600 square miles, located along mountain ridges and in fertile valleys, with two national parks, nine state parks and over a thousand square miles of national and state forests. Where you’ll find a culture of music and craft that is authentic, distinctive and alive. A natural landscape that is breathtaking in its magnitude and scope. A place where the pace of life is slower and people are friendly. A wonderful place with a multitude of recreational opportunities.