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.
Welcome to the website of the Kegley Library at Wytheville Community College!! This website owes its existence to many fine people. Kegley family members and other friends of the Kegley Library generously donated funds for its development. WCC Educational Foundation staff worked on fundraising while WCC IT Department staff assisted with technical details. L. S. King of King Smith Studios, Inc., created it, spending untold hours designing and coding and revising. So please explore and enjoy! Here you may discover the history of F. B.