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Wythe County Historical Reviews

The Wythe County Historical Society has recently issued #79 and #80 of the Wythe County Historical Review. Get your copy of the latest issues for $5. WCHS members receive a printed copy of each Review as part of their membership. Reviews make wonderful gifts and are available at the Wythe County Historical Society Research Library, Heritage Preservation Center, 115 West Spiller Street, Wytheville.

The WCHS Review #79 includes a biography of Lawrence Elmer “Smiley” Davidson and an article on Harrison Johnson. WCHS Review #80 is actually a supplement to #79 and contains an article on the Kent Family by Mary Cloyd Kent Withers.


Wythe County Historical Society
Research Library

Heritage Preservation Center
115 W. Spiller Street
Wytheville, VA 24382

Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: (276) 228-6061

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Visit the resources of the Wythe County Historical Society Library where researchers may consults books, periodicals, family files, obituary files, budget files, CD-ROM programs, computerized indexes, photographs, postcards, newspapers, maps and many records. Discover a wealth of information about the history of Wythe County and surrounding areas. Visitors are welcome to research in the Library at no charge but donations are gladly accepted. There is a charge for copies.

If you are unable to visit the Library, you may mail or e-mail brief questions concerning your family research to or Wythe County Historical Society, Library Chairperson, 115 W. Spiller Street, Wytheville, VA 24382. Questions sent by mail must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE). Pertinent dates and any other information that would be helpful to the researcher should be sent with your request.