This map, entitled “Pictorial Map of Wythe County, 1790-1850,” originally was displayed in the upper hall of F.B. Kegley’s home, Rose Hill Farm, north of Wytheville. According to notes written by Mr. Kegley, the map was commissioned for a contest put on by the Virginia DAR. The artwork for the map was created by Elizabeth Waller Wilkins, a local artist who worked with Mr. Kegley on other projects. The roads shown on the map are from the time period prior to the Civil War. The houses depicted are drawn from photographs that were in many cases taken by Mr. Kegley. Unlike many of the items in the Kegley Library collection at WCC, this map is a one-of-a-kind item.
For years, visitors to the Kegley Library have admired the framed map, which was recently restored. Now, the Kegley Library is offering high-quality photographic prints of the map. The size of the reproduction is 24 inches high by 34 inches wide.Copies of the map may be purchased on a walk-in basis for $45. The WCC Library is located in Smyth Hall on the main campus in Wytheville. The item can also be purchased online, using the PayPal link below, but there will be an additional $20 charge for shipping costs, making the total cost $65. Note that the map will be rolled carefully and shipped to you in a sturdy tube to protect the map during shipping.
For information on online purchases using PayPal through the WCC Educational Foundation see:
Purchase by Mail
If you would prefer to pay for the map by mail, you may send a check or money order to:
WCC Educational Foundation, Inc.
1000 East Main Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
Be sure to note in the “memo” space on your check that you are purchasing a copy of the Kegley map.
For further information regarding the map please call Library Coordinator George Mattis at (276) 223-4744.