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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.
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About Hillsville, VA

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.

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Public Schools

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

Public   Schools  In Hillsville as of 2008 Grades Capacity Enrollment Acreage Year Built /Renovations
Carroll Co. High 9 thru 12 900 871 72.25 1969
Carroll Co. Middle 6 thru 8 560 617 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.

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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.


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)


  • 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.

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.


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


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


  • 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

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