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Please Call Before You Visit

Due to staff limitations, the Kegley Library requests that any researchers who plan to visit the facility in Wytheville call or email details of their arrival time at the Kegley at least 24 hours in advance. This will allow the staff to better serve you.

Copies of Pictorial Map of Wythe County available!!

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.