About Floyd Area

Floyd County is a mountainous, rural area in southwest Virginia blessed with a convergence of beautiful terrain, hard-working citizens, and skilled artists, musicians, and craftspeople along with a cadre of progressive and inventive business managers. From this mix of natural beauty and creative residents, Floyd County has slowly evolved from a primarily farming community into a popular destination for visitors seeking entertainment, fun, beauty, and relaxation.

Residents are proud of their association with the Blue Ridge Parkway, the popular and dynamic Crooked Road music trail, the growing ?Round the Mountain trail of talented artisans, and the natural beauty created by mountains, hills, valleys, trees, and flowing streams.

With some 40 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway within its borders, Floyd County boasts the longest stretch of the Parkway located in Virginia. The most photographed place on the Parkway, Mabry Mill (Milepost 176), and the highly popular Rocky Knob area with its campground (Milepost 167), picnic area, and hiking trails are also within the County.

Floyd County is linked with a broader community by Virginia Route 8 traveling south from Interstate 81 at Christiansburg and on U.S. 221 between Interstate 77 at Hillsville and Roanoke.