Rocky Knob Project Takes Root

After seven years of citizen input, organizing, and research, the long-awaited “Rocky Knob Project” has acquired land in the bi-county region near the Rocky Knob Recreation Area, around Parkway Milepost 170. The group of Board member volunteers from both Patrick and Floyd Counties will celebrate their recent purchase of a permanent location for the vision with the citizens who have helped make it happen. The public is invited to a Grand Opening Event to be held September 22, 2012, from 10 to 4 at the newly-acquired site.

Officially, the nonprofit organization keeping the effort afloat since then-Congressman Rick Boucher launched the idea in 2005, is called Blue Ridge Heritage, Inc. Construction of facilities to house the ultimate vision is a phased plan that will result in a Cultural Heritage Interpretive Center and Visitor Destination focusing on Floyd and Patrick Counties – their history, culture, natural history, and heritage – during the 20th Century.

Leaders envision a new, energy-efficient, multi-use facility tastefully visible from the Blue Ridge Parkway, planned to be both an education/preservation center, as well as a gateway to the bi-county region’s existing cultural heritage sites of interest. The publicly-accessible facilities will begin, however, with a small information station and an official office location for the organization.

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