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Grayson County, named after William Grayson, one of Virginia's first two senators, was formed in 1793.

By 1802, over 100 families had settled in Grayson and Independence was the county seat. The first courthouse was built in Independence and served until 1904, when it was condemned, A new courthouse was completed by builder E.L. Robbins in 1908. Today, the historic 1908 Courthouse functions as the art and cultural center of Grayson County.

Rich with history, Grayson county is proud to have a wealth of information, data and photographs for genealogical and historical research.

Grayson County Historical Society:

Committed to preserving the history of Grayson County and assisting all who are searching for their Grayson County "roots". Reference materials available to the public visit:

Grayson Co. Virginia Heritage Foundations:

578 East Main St. Suite F, Independence , VA 24348


Open: 10am-4pm, Thursday & Friday (May-September). The rest of the year, the office is normally open, Fridays 10am-4pm. Appointments available for research at other times.

Virginia Historical Marker Guide:

Guide to historical markers located in the county. Visit:


The Historic 1908 Courthouse

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