The photos on this page were taken in the mid 1980's, by Laura Bryant, then president of the Grayson County Historical Society. Click on "Now" to the right of the photo to see the structure as it is today. The link will take you to a street view of the structure. A sliding control bar allows you to slide between "Then & Now".
These photos are included in "A Tour of Grayson", an historical slideshow of Grayson County on CD. "A Tour of Grayson" CD is available through our website or at our office in Independence, VA.
This is the first hotel in the town Troutdale-the LaneHouse. The town grew and prospered because of the timber industry after the turn of the century.
A store at Troutdale. The post office used to be in the upper end of the building. The small tin-sided building is a cafe and is still in business today.
The old Grayson County courthouse on the square, is an example of the Richardsonian style of architecture common between 1865 and 1915. This building is now on the Virginia Historic Landmarks Register and The National Register of Historic Places.
Lebanon Methodist Church at Elk Creek, established in 1838.