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Town of Hillsville, VA

Since 1878

 

 

Welcome To Historic Hillsville VA

 

A charming, safe, progressive community nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia; Hillsville is easily accessible by car and by air. The town is served by two primary state highways, Routes 58 and 221, and Interstate highway 77. The residents are friendly and hardworking, extending open arms to business, industry, and visitors.

The Town is steeped in history with a two block area of downtown designated as a state and national historic district.

Come explore and enjoy our town, and then plan to vacation with us. Stay for the annual Flea Market and Gun Show or beginning in May, our monthly Downtown Celebrations featuring beach bands and renowned classic car cruise in’s through September. This year we are adding two additional dates which will feature gospel bands. While here, stop by any of our fine shops, restaurants and businesses. Once you come, we are sure you will want to come back again, whether it is to shop, to visit, relocate, or to explore our potential choice as your new location for business or industry. For more information contact 276-728-2128, or email hillsville@townofhillsville.com

Hillsville is served by one Chamber of Commerce and Carroll County Tourism. The Carroll County Tourism office is located at 605 Pine Street and can be reached by phone at (276) 730-3000. The Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce is located in Galax and can be reached at (276) 236-2184.

The Town of Hillsville now accepts payments for utility bills and real estate/personal property taxes online and also by telephone 24 hours a day. If you wish to pay a bill online, click here or call toll free (877) 490-0208 if you wish to pay by telephone. There is a convenience fee to use these services.

 

Call (276) 728-2128
Email: Hillsville@townofhillsville.com

410 N. Main St.
Hillsville, VA 24343

Application for Employment

 

Hillsville, Virginia

Historic Hillsville, Virginia is located in Carroll County, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia, 14 miles north of the North Carolina state line. Hillsville has a land area of 8.95 square miles. I-77 runs just west of Hillsville, intersecting with I-81 ten miles north of the Carroll County line. With direct interstate access in all directions, Hillsville lies within a day’s drive of half the United States’ population.

View a map of the Hillsville area.

Wireless Internet

Hillsville’s historic district is a wireless internet hot spot.
Visitors, businesses and residents of historic downtown Hillsville may access this unsecure wireless link at no cost.

Transportation

Highway
Highways serving area: I-77, I-81, US 58/221 (4 lane), 58 bypass, US 52
Nearest interstate interchange: 4 within county (Exits 1,8,15,19 on I-77) and Exit 14 within town limits
Motor freight carriers: 41
Nearest motor freight terminal: 9 miles (Blue Ridge Transfer in Galax)

Air

  • Roanoke Regional Airport; Roanoke, VA, 78 miles northeast of Hillsville
  • Smith-Reynolds Airport; Winston-Salem, NC, 58 miles southeast of Hillsville
  • Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem Regional Airport; 78 miles southeast of Hillsville
  • General aviation facilities available at Twin County Airport, 5 miles west of Hillsville. Twin County Airport has a 4,204-foot lighted runway with charter, air taxi, and air freight services available.

 

Rail
A Norfolk Southern mainline runs parallel to I-81, approximately 15 miles north of the Carroll County line.

Water
Port of Hampton Roads is 290 miles east. Inland container port at Front Royal, VA, is 170 miles east.

Population

Census Carroll County Town of Hillsville
1970 23,092 1,149
1980 27,270 2,123
1990 26,594 2,008
1996 post-annexation 2,680
2001 post-annexation 2,849
2006 29,715 2,849
2010 30,002 2,681
2011 post-annexation 2,704

Climate

Average Temperature, January: 34ºF 1ºC
Average Temperature, July: 72ºF 22ºC
Average Annual Precipitation: 41″ 104 cm
Average Annual Snowfall: 20″ 51 cm
Heating Degree Days: 5,038
Cooling Degree Days: 680
Elevation: 1,100′-3,570′ (335-1,088 m)
Carroll County is an attainment area for National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
Distances to Major Cities
City Miles Kilometers
Atlanta, GA 374 601
Baltimore, MD 344 554
Charleston, WV 181 291
Charlotte, NC 141 227
Cincinnati, OH 389 626
Columbia, SC 233 375
Greensboro, NC 85 137
Knoxville, TN 200 322
Lexington, KY 355 571
Nashville, TN 295 475
Norfolk, VA 288 464
Raleigh/Durham, NC 139 224
Richmond, VA 256 412
Roanoke, VA 83 134
Winston-Salem, NC 70 113
Washington, DC 307 494
  • Twin County Regional Hospital (149 beds; 37 medical specialists), one outpatient clinic
  • 55 physicians, 6 dentist, 6 optometrists in Twin County Area, which includes neighboring City of Galax and Grayson County
  • Hillsville has three private physician offices and a chiropractor’s office

Communications

  • Daily Newspapers: 2, Roanoke Times, Winston Salem Journal
  • Weekly Newspapers: 2, Galax Gazette, The Carroll News
  • Radio Stations: 4
  • Broadcast/Cable TV: Major networks available through affiliates in Roanoke, VA; Triad Region of NC; cable television available locally by Comcast
  • Post Offices: 1, 404 S. Main Street

Telephone Service: Century Link and Comcast; digital switching, fiber optic networks; DSL through Century Link and Cable Internet through Comcast

More Information

For more information about the area, visit Chillsnet, the electronic village for Hillsville and Carroll County.

Business & Economy

Industrial

Carroll County Industrial Park

The Carroll County Industrial Park is a fully developed 100-acre facility. Wildwood Commerce Park is a collaborative project among Carroll County, the City of Galax, and Grayson County through the Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority. BRCEDA made its initial purchase of the industrial park site in 2011 and development has progressed since that time. Wildwood is one of seven “megasites” in Southwest and Southside Virginia and is one of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s strategic sites. Today, the site includes 270 acres with 115 currently graded acres, located immediately at Exit 19 of I-77, thirteen miles south of I-81, twenty-four miles north of I-74, and seventy-five miles north of I-40. Wildwood is located within HUB and Virginia Enterprise Zones and offers superior interstate access. A regional general aviation airport is located within 2 miles.
Size: 100 Acres Subdividable
Terrain: Level to gently rolling. 100% cleared.
Comprehensive Plan Designation: Industrial
Nearest Interstate: I-77, .2 mile
Nearest State Hwy: US 58/221. .1 mile
Electricity: 34.5kv
Water: 10″ line on site
Waste Water: 8″ line on site; 100,000 GPD capacity
Solid Waste: Public landfill 2 miles away (on site pickup by private contractor)
Soil Borings Available: Yes
Price Per Acre: $10,000
  • 96- and 22- acre graded pads
  • Superior interstate access & located strategically among three interstate intersections
  • Due diligence studies complete
  • Construction of utilities underway and scheduled for 2014 completion
  • Virginia Enterprise & HUB Zones and within Virginia Tobacco Region

Wildwood Commerce Park is a collaborative project among Carroll County, the City of Galax, and Grayson County through the Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority. BRCEDA made its initial purchase of the industrial park site in 2011 and development has progressed since that time. Wildwood is one of seven “megasites” in Southwest and Southside Virginia and is one of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s strategic sites. Today, the site includes 270 acres with 115 currently graded acres, located immediately at Exit 19 of I-77, thirteen miles south of I-81, twenty-four miles north of I-74, and seventy-five miles north of I-40. Wildwood is located within HUB and Virginia Enterprise Zones and offers superior interstate access. A regional general aviation airport is located within 2 miles.

Due diligence studies(environmental, wetlands, cultural resources, geotechnical) are complete and clear sites 2, 3 & 4 for development. Site 1 due diligence is also completed and ready to be permitted for development.

Utilities- Completion of all public utilities- water, wastewater, fiber communications- and an access road is scheduled for mid-2014. Appalachian Electric Power is scheduling extension of distribution improvements to provide a 34.5kV alternate feed circuit during 2013 and 2014. Carroll County is currently designing the extension of natural gas service to Wildwood from the tapping station located approximately two miles west of the site.

Potential Business & Industry Sectors include:

Agricultural & food products processing
Information technology & professional services
Advanced wood & fabric products manufacturing
Components manufacturing (automotive, aerospace, medical, communications)
Distribution & logistics

 

Major Employers

Major Employers in & Around Hillsville Product Location Average Number Employees
Parkdale Magnolia Spun Yarn Advanced Technology Drive 375-400
Parkdale Magnolia Spun Yarn Industrial Park Drive 41
Carroll County Government Services Pine Street 189
Mohawk Industries Carpet Backing Floyd Pike 155-160
Ameripumps Pump Manufacturing Industrial Park 125
Barker Microfarads Electrolytic Capacitors Mill St., Hillsville 125
Mt. Rogers Industrial Misc. Textile Industrial Park 50-75
Classic Creations Screen Printing Industrial Park 50-75
Carter Machinery & Tools (Caterpillar) Mining Machinery Raintree Road 75
Trinity Mission Nursing Home Fulcher Street 75
Va. Produce Company Produce Distributor Expansion Drive 75
Turman Sawmill Millwork, Lumber Expansion Drive 60

Labor Analysis

  • Radius of labor drawing area: 30 miles
  • Estimated workers available: 1,700
  • Unemployment rate: 5.5% – October 2007
  • Work stoppages in last 5 years: 0
  • Degree of unionization: 0%
  • Right-to-work Law: Yes
  • Wage/Labor Survey available: Yes

Taxes

Real Property
Carroll County: $0.68 per $100 of Fair Market Value
Hillsville: $0.22 per $100 of Fair Market Value
Machinery and Tools
Carroll County: $1.30 per $100
Hillsville: $0.72 per $100
Valuation Method: 100% of Fair Market Value
Merchant’s Capital
Carroll County: $2.30 per $100
Valuation Method: 30% of cost
Personal Property (includes Business Equipment)
Carroll County: $1.60 per $100
Hillsville: $0.72 per $100
Valuation Method: 100% of NADA loan value
Utility Taxes (Electricity Only)
Residential: 20% of first $15 of monthly bill
Commercial: 20% of first $100 of monthly bill
Industrial: 20% of first $200 of monthly bill

Financial Institutions

Hillsville is served by five banks, with statewide assets of over $28 billion. Financial assistance for constructing or expanding industrial facilities is available from a variety of public and private sources; among them are the Carroll County Industrial Development Authority, which can arrange industrial revenue bonds, and the Carroll Industrial Land Corporation, which can arrange private financing packages.

Sales Tax

4.3% state plus 1.0% local. Items purchased for direct use or consumption in manufacturing are tax-exempt. Certified pollution control facilities and equipment used primarily for pollution abatement are also exempt.

Meals Tax

8.0% Meals Tax on the purchaser of every meal served, sold or delivered in the Town of Hillsville by a restaurant or caterer.

Transient Lodging Tax

8.0% tax on each transient of the amount paid by lodging by or for any such transient to any hotel.

More Information

For information on Hillsville zoning, infrastructure or real property information visit WebGIS.

For more Economic Development information contact hillsville@townofhillsville.com.

UTILITIES AND SERVICES

Electricity

Appalachian Power Co., Div. of American Electric Power
Total system capacity: 5,850 megawatts
Fuel mix: 96.8% fossil, 3.2% hydro, 0% nuclear

Water/Wastewater

The Town of Hillsville and the Carroll County Public Service Authority (PSA) operate a number of water and wastewater treatment systems in Carroll County, serving the Carroll County Industrial Park, the I-77/US 58 commercial area, and various residential areas.

The application for Town of Hillsville water/sewer services may be printed, completed and returned to the Town Hall in person with the deposit to open an account. Town of Hillsville Water/Sewer Service Application

The Town of Hillsville now accepts payments for utility bills online and also by telephone 24 hours a day. If you wish to pay a bill online, click here or call toll free (877) 490-0208 if you wish to pay by telephone. There is a convenience fee to use these services.

2014 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Information regarding cross connections may be found here and a cross connection survey may be filled out and mailed to the Town of Hillsville at P O Box 545 Hillsville, VA 24343.

Water System Total Capacity Excess Capacity
Hillsville 600,000 GPD 200,000 GPD
Waste Water System Total Capacity Excess Capacity
Hillsville 1.25 MGD 850,000 GPD

Miscellaneous Fuels

  • Fuel Oil Suppliers: 2
  • LP/Propane Suppliers: 2
  • Coal Suppliers: 1
  • Natural Gas Suppliers: 1

Solid Waste Disposal

Carroll County is a member of the Carroll-Grayson-Galax Solid Waste Authority. The Authority operates a landfill, which accepts industrial (non-hazardous) waste. The Town of Hillsville provides waste pickup within the town limits, and a private contractor provides pickup in Carroll County. Private contractors transport hazardous waste to sites in West Virginia or South Carolina.

Town of Hillsville Garbage Collection Schedule

Town of Hillsville Garbage Collection Rules

RECREATION AND TOURISM

Hillsville’s location in the scenic mountains of southwestern Virginia make it the ideal weekend getaway destination for the traveler with an interest in history, nature, or photography.

Download Hillsville 2013 Tourism Plan

Historic Sites and Natural Wonders

Hillsville visitors and residents are just a short trip from some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of the United States.

  • Beaver Dam Creek Walking Trail: A scenic walking trail that spans 3 miles within the Town of Hillsville.
    The walking trail is a registered Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail and may be accessed from either Beaver Dam Road or the Carroll Wellness Center.
  • New River Trail State Park: 12 miles
  • Blue Ridge Parkway: 10 miles
  • Shot Tower State Park: 15 miles
  • Claytor Lake State Park: 25 miles
  • Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area
  • Grayson Highlands State Park

Local historic sites provide the ideal spot for an eventful afternoon.

  • Hillsville Downtown Historic District
  • Carroll County Courthouse: downtown
  • Carroll County Historical Museum: downtown
  • Mabry Mill: 18 miles
  • Levering Orchard: Ararat, VA (20 miles)
  • Chateau Morrisett Winery: 25 miles
  • Andy Griffith Playhouse: Mt. Airy, NC (25 miles)

Or, take advantage of the local recreation facilities.

  • Olde Mill Golf Resort: 12 miles
  • Swimming Pools: Carroll Wellness Center
  • Tennis
  • 3 Theaters
  • Library
  • Carroll County Recreation Department organizes softball, baseball, football, and basketball programs
  • Camping
  • New River
  • Carroll Wellness Center

2014 Events

Come to Hillsville for one of its unique craft shows, flea markets, or festivals; stay because you love it here!

  • May 10 – Summer Nights Concert Series & Classic Car Cruise-In
    featuring gospel group The Booth Brothers
    Classic Car Cruise-In at 5:00 pm on Main Street
    Concert at 6:00 pm in Jail House Square
    No admittance fee.
  • May 23-26 – Memorial Day Flea Market
  • June 21 – Summer Nights Concert Series & Classic Car Cruise-In
    featuring Too Much Sylvia
    Classic Car Cruise-In at 5:00 pm on Main Street
    Concert at 6:30 pm in Jail House Square
    Food, beverages, dancing, games and fun for everyone.
    No admittance fee.
  • July 4 – Fourth of July Celebration
    Parade at 4:00 pm – from Edgewood Dr. to the VFW
    Free food, games, music and fun for the entire family
    after the parade at the VFW.
    Fireworks at the VFW at 9:30 pm.
  • July 12 – Summer Nights Concert Series & Classic Car Cruise-In
    Featuring the Fantastic Shakers
    Classic Car Cruise-In at 5:00 pm on Main Street
    Concert at 6:30 pm in Jail House Square
    Food, beverages, dancing, games and fun for everyone.
    No admittance fee.
  • Galax Fiddlers Convention: August 3 – 9, 2014
  • August 16 – Summer Nights Concert Series & Classic Car Cruise-In
    Featuring The Tams
    Classic Car Cruise-In at 5:00 pm on Main Street
    Concert at 6:30 pm in Jail House Square
    Food, beverages, dancing, games and fun for everyone.
    No admittance fee.
  • August 20-24 Carroll County Fair
  • August 29-September 1 – Labor Day Flea Market & Gun Show
  • September 20 – Summer Nights Concert Series & Classic Car
    Cruise-In
    Featuring The Catalinas (tentative)
    Classic Car Cruise-In at 5:00 pm on Main Street
    Concert at 6:30 pm in Jail House Square
    Food, beverages, dancing, games and fun for everyone.
    No admittance fee.
  • October 10 – Old Timey Days
    Featuring heritage displays and demonstrations.
  • October 31: Safe Halloween, Main Street
    Trick-or-Treating, hayride, costume contest, games, food and fun for all ages.
    5:00 pm until 7:00 pm
  • December 6: Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
    Parade begins at 6:00 pm and Tree Lighting will be held at 5:15 pm in front of the historic courthouse. Parade lineup on Edgewood Drive at 5:00 pm. Parade theme- Family Traditions.

Lodging and Dining

Twenty-five restaurants will keep the active visitor well-fed while more than ten motels and inns provide all the comforts of home to the weary traveler. For more Lodging, Restaurant and Attractions listings, please visit PickPlayStay.com

Motel/Inn Phone # Location
Knob Hill Motel (276) 728-2131 downtown
Red Carpet Inn (276) 728-9118 Exit 14
Super Eight (276) 728-4125 Exit 14
Holiday Inn Express (276) 728-9100 Exit 14
Hampton Inn (276) 728-2345 Exit 14
Best Western-Four Seasons South (276) 728-4136 Exit 14
Comfort Inn (276) 730-9999 Exit 14
Quality Inn (276) 728-2120 Exit 14

Additional area tourism information is available from Blue Ridge Travel Association and the Carroll County Office of Tourism

EDUCATION

Public Schools

The Carroll County public school system operates one high school, two intermediate schools, and seven elementary schools. Two of these schools, both secondary, Carroll County High School and Carroll County Intermediate School, are located within Hillsville. The new Hillsville Elementary School, constructed in 2005, is located outside of the corporate limits.

Public      Schools      InHillsville as of 2008 Grades Capacity Enrollment Acreage Year Built /Renovations
Carroll Co. High 10 thru 12 900 871 72.25 1969
Carroll Co. Middle 8 thru 9 560 617 22.76 1936,1947,1954,1979,1980,1982

While there are no institutions of higher learning in Hillsville or Carroll County, the community is served by Wytheville Community College. This is a two year institution roughly 30-miles north of town. Additional community college facilities within 75 miles of Hillsville include New River Community College in Dublin, Virginia; and Surry Community College in Dobson, North Carolina. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, consisting of eight colleges and graduate schools, is located in Blacksburg, Virginia, roughly 64 miles northeast of Hillsville.

Additional four-year institutions within a 70-mile radius of Hillsville include Radford University, Wake Forest University, Emory & Henry College, and Bluefield College.

Contact Information

  • Carroll County Public Library: (276) 728-3334, Corner of N. Main St. and Beaverdam Rd.
  • Churches
  • Schools
    • Hillsville Elementary School: (276) 728-7312
    • Carroll County Middle School: (276) 728-2382
    • Carroll County High School: (276) 728-2125
    • Carroll County School Board: (276) 728-3191