Wytheville (say it with-ville)
"a little history"
The city was founded in 1792 as Evansham on 100 acres of land. It was later named for the first signer of the Declaration of Independence from Virginia, George Wythe. it is the county seat of Wythe County. It was orginally the junction of two great western roads; the Ingalls Ferry road and the Pepper's Ferry Trails. It's still a convenient junction as it has two federal highways (Interstates 81 and 77) crossing here. Wytheville is known as "The Hub of Southwest Virginia" and "the Crossroads of the Blue Ridge".
Wytheville's main street is a little bit colonial, a little bit civil war and a whole lot of fun.
There are specialty shops, an old fashioned hardware store (love that store), boutiques, restaurants; just about any kind of place you can imagine, all within walking distance.
It's got several one way streets, so please pay attention to the arrows!
"The Water tower"
I took a picture of the water tower thinking it was a hot air balloon rising over the trees. Still like the picture, even after knowing what it was.