The Southwest Virginia Heritage Guide lists museums, archives, libraries, resource organizations, and historical sites related to the regionís history and folk culture.

Alleghany County

Alleghany County Chamber of Commerce
301 E. Ridgeway St., Clifton Forge 24422
(540) 862-4969
Local information.
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-1:30pm.

Alleghany County Chamber of Commerce/Western Highlands Travel Council
241 W. Main St., Covington 24426
(540) 962-2178
Local information.
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

Alleghany County Courthouse
Main Street, Covington 24426
(540) 965-1730
Historical records.
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

Alleghany Highlands Genealogical Society
1011 North Rockbridge Ave., Covington 24426
(540) 962-3074
Open Tues, Thurs, Fri, 10am-3pm.

Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society
312 East Ridgeway St., Clifton Forge 24422
(540) 862-2210 or (800) 453-2647
Local railroad history with archive photos and drawings.
Open Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm.

Covington Welcome Center
Interstate 64
Regional tourism information.

Alleghany Highlands Historical Society
410 Dunbrack Rd., Covington 24426
(540) 389-6760 or 962-3710
Local history and preservation.

Humpback Bridge
Interstate 64, Exit 10, US 60, 3 miles west of Covington
(540) 962-2178
A National Historic Landmark arched covered bridge used in the 1800s, now maintained as part of a five-acre wayside.

Longdale Furnace Historic District
Interstate 64, Exit 35
(540) 862-0892
Nineteenth-century iron industry artifacts and buildings. The Longdale Inn (bed and breakfast) was the home of ironmaster William Firmstone.