Grayson County, Virginia

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Grayson County is a county located in the southwestern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia of the United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 17,917. Its county seat is Independence[1]. Mount Rogers, the state's highest peak at 5,729 feet (1,746 m), is in Grayson County.



Grayson County was founded in 1793 from part of Wythe County. It was named for William Grayson, delegate to the Continental Congress from 1784 to 1787 and one of the first two U.S. Senators from Virginia.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 446 square miles (1,155.1 km2), of which 443 square miles (1,147.4 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.73%) is water. The southernmost point in Virginia lies in Grayson County.

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