Welcome To Botetourt County!
Botetourt County (pronounced Bot-ah-tot), is one of Virginia’s most scenic and historically significant County. Nestled just north of Roanoke, Virginia, Botetourt County offers American history blended with nature and modern attractions.
When it was first established, the County extended all the way to the Mississippi River, covering parts of seven present-day states. Botetourt offers a slice of Americana, with charming small towns, traditions, and southern hospitality of life in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Botetourt County combines three incorporated towns – Buchanan, Fincastle, and Troutville, offering a unique small-town experience. While each town is only a short drive apart, many visitors enjoy spending a full day exploring each one.
Nestled between the steep slopes of the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains rests the town of Buchanan. A charming place to live, shop and stroll, the town has been an important stopping point for travelers since the 1700s.
Buchanan features a historic movie theater, town park, and more than 200 structures dating from the early 1800s through the 1950s, making up Botetourt County’s largest Historic District.
Incorporated in 1772 and on the National Register of Historic Places, Fincastle serves as the county seat for Botetourt County, and it’s a fantastic place to visit for anyone who loves history. The entire area is a virtual museum of American architecture from the late 1770s through the 21st century.
As a result of the significant historical connection to Lewis & Clark, the Town of Fincastle has been nationally recognized and designated as a Lewis & Clark Community.
In 1890, Norfolk and Western took over a bankrupt railroad and built a station in what is now the Town of Troutville. The area is named after brothers John, Jim and George Trout. An important shipping center in the 1890s, Troutville today is the perfect representation of “small-town America.”
Featuring its own town park, the area is also a well-known stopping point for hikers along the Appalachian Trail and is a nationally designated Appalachian Trail Community.