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At 2,000 feet, Nickelsville is the town with the highest elevation in the county. Featuring friendly citizens, home-town charm, and three unique historical landmarks, it is well worth a visit. Nickelsville is located north of Gate City on Rte 72.
Nickelsville was named after a mercantile store run by the Nickels brothers. Although the store is no longer visible, several historic landmarks from that era still exist. The Ole Nickelsville Hotel, now a guest house, served travelers and was also a boardinghouse for rural children who stayed in Nickelsville while going to school. A couple of miles west, the Kilgore Fort House dates from a hundred years earlier when raids by Native Americans prompted European settlers to build fortified homes. In the other direction, Bush Mill is the only still operational grist mill in our region.
Those looking for old-fashioned family fun will find it in abundance in Nickelsville as well. Punkin Patch invites you to pick your own pumpkin, then enjoy a hay ride, corn maze, and petting zoo. While you're in the area, why not check out Bush Mill days in October and Nickelsville Days in June? Or stop by Keith Memorial Park to visit a beautiful war memorial honoring Scott County veterans back to the Revolutionary War.
Shop for fresh, locally grown produce in a terrific small town atmosphere!
Keith Memorial Park was dedicated on October 21, 2000. The Park consists of 17+ acreas of land purchased by Scott County for development into a recreation park.
Clinch Mountain Preserve, owned by Steve Brooks and Maxine Kenny, is a 108-acre hardwood forest located on a northwestern slope of the Clinch Mountain near Nickelsville.
The Fincastle Turnpike was one of the routes settlers used to reach the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail as they traveled west across the mountains. Today, a driving tour follows this route to many of Scott County's most historic spots.
The historic Bush Mill --- built in 1896 --- is the only operational grist mill in the region.
The Kilgore Fort House is the only fort still standing of the twelve structures that once extended from Castlewood to Cumberland Gap along the Wilderness Road.
Scott County is home to a variety of great events for the whole family. Here are some events that are happening in the near future. Read More
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- Baseball fields, Walking Trail, Picnic Areas, Playgrounds, Rest station with restrooms, War Memor...
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- The things you need for your Farm and Animals.
- Plants (vegetables & flowers), ferns,baskets,potting soil,mulch,soil condioner,topsoil, and seeds
- Educational & Leadership Development
Local History Presentations
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- Beautician, Perms, Cuts, Styling, tanning Beds
- Farm Fresh Produce year round at retail and wholesale prices.Pumpkins,complete line of fall decor...
- 24 hour Volunteer Ambulance Service & Rescue Squad
- Located in the beautiful farming community of Nickelsville
- Horse Tack and farm supplies