Grayson County has been described as a naturalist’s paradise. Home to Virginia’s two highest mountains – Mount Rogers and Whitetop – the county also includes the only Virginia manufacturing facility for Nautilus that ships commercial fitness machines around the world from its Independence facility.
The county is a wedge-shaped area within a triangle made up of I-81, I-77, and the North Carolina State Line. I-77 is eight miles east of Grayson County by US 58/221. I-81 is 10 miles north of Grayson County by US 21.
Grayson County is home to a successful Nautilus operation that employs 200 and manufactures fitness machinery.
With its proximity to the City of Galax, Grayson County has access to the Galax Education Center of Wytheville Community College for industrial training and educational programs, as well as the newly opened Crossroads Institute. The county is also home to Oak Hill Academy, a private high school nestled in the mountains at Mouth of Wilson, VA.
Along with the spectacular natural beauty of the region, outdoor adventures abound in Grayson County including hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, camping, horseback riding, birdwatching, hunting, fishing and cross country skiing.
The county also has two state parks, Grayson Highlands State Park and the New River Trail State Park, and the New River flows through much of the area.
Grayson County is rich with musical heritage and artistic talent. Various festivals are traditional from year to year, celebrating fall foliage, bluegrass, the 4th of July and mountain crafts and traditions.