UPDATE: Virginia's Blue Ridge is Now Open in Phase Three

Virginia's Blue Ridge is now open in the Phase Three stage of the Commonwealth's Forward Virginia plan. Learn more about the program and what it means for various types of businesses & experiences in the region with our Phase Three Guidelines page. Phase Three >


County of Roanoke

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Roanoke County contains about 251 square miles, and has a population of approximately 91,000. It is located at the southern end of the famous Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with the Blue Ridge Mountains to the southeast and the Appalachian range to the northwest. The Town of Vinton, Hollins home of the prestigious Hollins University, and historic Bonsack reside within its boundaries. Roanoke County is located adjacent to the Counties of Craig, Botetourt, Bedford, Franklin, Floyd and Montgomery. It also surrounds the independent Cities of Salem and Roanoke.

  • Directions: I-81 to Exit 143 (I-581/Route 220 South) to Franklin Road/Route 419 Exit. Turn right at light onto Route 419. Go past 3 stoplights and then turn left on Bernard Drive (just before the restaurant 419 West). The offices are located on this street.
  • Major Access Routes: US 220, VA-419