Town of 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 email@example.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.
Hillsville Waterworks Cross-Connection Questionnaire
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2014 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
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410 N. Main St.
Hillsville, VA 24343
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.
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.
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)
A Norfolk Southern mainline runs parallel to I-81, approximately 15 miles north of the Carroll County line.
Port of Hampton Roads is 290 miles east. Inland container port at Front Royal, VA, is 170 miles east.
Telephone Service: Century Link and Comcast; digital switching, fiber optic networks; DSL through Century Link and Cable Internet through Comcast
For more information about the area, visit Chillsnet, the electronic village for Hillsville and Carroll County.
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
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
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
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
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.
8.0% Meals Tax on the purchaser of every meal served, sold or delivered in the Town of Hillsville by a restaurant or caterer.
8.0% tax on each transient of the amount paid by lodging by or for any such transient to any hotel.
For information on Hillsville zoning, infrastructure or real property information visit WebGIS.
For more Economic Development information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.O. Box 545
Hillsville, VA 24343
Appalachian Power Co., Div. of American Electric Power
Total system capacity: 5,850 megawatts
Fuel mix: 96.8% fossil, 3.2% hydro, 0% nuclear
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.
|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|
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
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.
Hillsville visitors and residents are just a short trip from some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of the United States.
Local historic sites provide the ideal spot for an eventful afternoon.
Or, take advantage of the local recreation facilities.
Come to Hillsville for one of its unique craft shows, flea markets, or festivals; stay because you love it here!
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
|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|
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.