County - History & Today
Botetourt County, founded in 1770, is
unique. It was initially formed from the counties of Augusta and
and it derived its name from Lord Botetourt, who was the Governor of
After the Revolutionary War, the county's jurisdiction was extended to
Mississippi River, encompassing what is now West Virginia, Kentucky,
Indiana, and part of Illinois.
Today, Botetourt County--the Southern
to the Shenandoah Valley--lies in a broad valley which was once known
as the Fincastle Valley, between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains.
Its blue skies and clean air cover an ocean of farms, orchards, small towns,
and quiet residential developments.
Located in Western Virginia near Roanoke,
is a scenic, historic county offering all the advantages of small-town
rural life plus the proximity to Western Virginia's largest city and its
and cultural contributions. Here, much of the area's history has been
for future generations.
Information on Botetourt County is available for tourists, potential
and businesses. To receive an information packet, please call,
or e-mail the Chamber office
and indicate what type of information is