Fort Chiswell, Virginia

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Fort Chiswell is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wythe County, Virginia, United States. The population was 911 at the 2000 census.

Fort Chiswell is unincorporated, but gains its importance from being used as a control city for Interstate 77 throughout North Carolina. Fort Chiswell is located at the junction of Interstate 77 and Interstate 81. Going west from Fort Chiswell, drivers find themselves on a double wrong-way concurrency - one of few in the nation.



The community name comes from a frontier fort built in 1758 as an outpost during the French and Indian War. The fort was situated at the junction of the Great Trading Path and the Richmond Road, near the New River. The fort fell into disrepair in the 18th century as both the county seat and courthouse were moved from Fort Chiswell to the county seat of Wytheville, 12 miles to the west. The remaining foundations of the Fort and its surrounding buildings were completely covered over during the construction of I-77 in Wythe County during the 1970s. There is a pyramid shaped historical marker of sandstone situated approximately 200 yards west-northwest of the fort's original location next to the old chicken house.


Fort Chiswell is located at 36°56′37″N 80°56′25″W / 36.94361°N 80.94028°W / 36.94361; -80.94028 (36.943670, -80.940335)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 911 people, 357 households, and 263 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 75.3 people per square mile (29.1/km²). There were 380 housing units at an average density of 31.4/sq mi (12.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.02% White, 0.77% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.

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