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Virginia United States #221 Highway Guide

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0.0
2365 ft.
Virginia-North Carolina State Line
US Highway 221 enters Grayson County, VA from Sparta, NC, after crossing the Virginia-North Carolina state line. Concurrency with US Highway 21 at this point.
0.4
0.7
2352 ft.
Point of Interest
New River, VA crossing.
2.6
4.2
2710 ft.
Circle Pond Lane, VA
Access to Hampton Lake, VA. West of US Highway 221. Fishing.
3.9
6.2
2690 ft.
Junction: US Highways 21/58
NOTE: US Highway 21 separates from US Highway 221; north access to the community of Elk Creek, VA. Nearby Corners Rock Recreation Area, VA. US Highway 58 overlaps US Highway 221 to the east. To the west, this highway accesses the community of Mouth of Wilson, VA. - Grayson Highlands Virginia State Park (829 Grayson Highland Lane, Tel. 276-579-7092): 96 campsites, lodge, hiking/mountain biking trails, self-guide trails, horse trails/campsites - Activities: fishing (license needed), camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, day/night guided hikes, gift shop, Visitor Center.
4.2
6.7
2651 ft.
Independence, VA
Community of Independence, VA. - Grayson County Recreation Park (off E Main St): picnic area/shelter, baseball fields, walking trails, swimming pool. Hosts a huge annual July 4 festivity featuring sale of wild ponies, bluegrass music/dance, crafts, food.
6.6
10.7
2552 ft.
Junction: Virginia State Highway 274
Junction of US Highway 22 & VA State Highway 274; proceeds on a north-east route and ends at an intersection with VA State Highway 94.
10.2
16.4
2277 ft.
Point of Interest
Crossing New River, VA.
12.1
19.5
2569 ft.
Baywood, VA
Community of Baywood, VA. Limited services.
14.9
23.9
2287 ft.
State Forest
Judge Matthews Virginia State Forest (Galax, VA): - Activities: hunting, hiking, horseback riding, biking, wildlife observation. Access from US Highway 221 is on Delhart Rd/State Route 622.
15.2
24.5
2270 ft.
Junction; Virginia State Highway 94
Junction of US Highway 221 & VA State Highway 94. Northwest-north-east route to the community of Fries, VA. Holds the yearly Festival by the New River every September. - Fries Town Park (Firehouse Dr): magnificent river view, play equipment, stage. Nearby is the New River Trail Virginia State Park (176 Orphanage Dr, Foster Falls, VA, Tel. 276-699-6778): runs alongside the New River for about 39 miles; 5 campgrounds, bridle/biking/hiking trails, horse rentals, gift shop, Visitor Center.
18.1
29.1
2454 ft.
Galax, VA
Community of Galax, VA. - Judge Matthews Virginia State Forest (Galax, VA): - Activities: hunting, hiking, horseback riding, biking, wildlife observation. - Felts Park (601 South Main St): paved walking trail, multi-use baseball & softball fields, lighted tennis courts, outdoor sand volleyball/basketball courts, grandstand with a seating capacity of 3,000. - Knob Hill Playground (Middleton St): multi-use play equipment, benches. - Old Cranks Campground & RV Park (407 Railroad Ave, Tel. 276-233-7303): 15 pull-thru RV campsites w/ electric/water hookup, primitive tent campsites, bathhouse.
18.3
29.4
2375 ft.
Junction: Virginia State Highway 89
Junction of US Highway 221 & VA State Highway 89. To the south, this highway passes Felts Park (601 South Main St, Galax, VA): paved walking trail, multi-use baseball & softball fields, lighted tennis courts, outdoor sand volleyball/basketball courts, grandstand with a seating capacity of 3,000, and becomes NC State Highway 89 when it crosses the Virginia-North Carolina state line.
18.5
29.7
2346 ft.
Point of Interest
Southern terminus of the New River Trail Virginia State Park in Galax, VA; 5 campgrounds, bridle/biking/hiking trails, horse rentals, gift shop, Visitor Center.
18.5
29.7
2339 ft.
Point of Interest
New River, VA crossing.
25.2
40.6
2487 ft.
Area of Interest
Crooked Creek Wildlife Management Area: 1600 acres of mountain land; 6 miles of streams. Activities: fishing (daily pert/state fishing license needed), hunting, hiking, nature photography, wildlife viewing. Access from US Highway 221 is on Forest Oak Rd/State Route 620.
26.5
42.7
2520 ft.
Woodlawn, VA
Community of Woodlawn, VA. - Harmon Museum (5122 Carrollton Pike, Tel. 276-236-4884): exhibits/photographs/artifacts from the Civil War/Revolutionary Period, antique military weapons, coalmine artifacts.
27.3
44.0
2582 ft.
Campground
Carrollwood Campground & Fish Lakes (86 Carrollwood Dr, Hillsville, VA, Tel. 276-728-9312): 28 campsites w/ sewer, 32 campsites w/ electric/water hookup, RV sites, playground, 2 fishing lakes, picnic pavilion, barbershop.
28.6
46.0
2415 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 77
Junction of US Highway 221 & US Interstate Highway 77. South access to the community of Fancy Gap, VA. - Fancy Gap KOA Campground (Exit 8/US Interstate Highway 77) at the summit of Fancy Gap Mountain; campsites, hiking trails, golf course, scenic overlook, antique shops, restaurants. North access to the community of Austinville, VA. - Shot Tower Historical Virginia State Park: picnic tables, hiking trails, restrooms.
31.0
49.9
2516 ft.
Junction: US Highway 52
US Highway 221 & US Highway 52 intersect at this junction. South access to the community of Fancy Gap, VA. - Fancy Gap KOA Campground (Exit 8/US Interstate Highway 77) at the summit of Fancy Gap Mountain; campsites, hiking trails, golf course, scenic overlook, antique shops, restaurants. Limited services. North access to the community of Fort Chiswell, VA. Limited services.
31.3
50.4
2415 ft.
Junction: US Highway 58
NOTE: US Highway 58 ends its overlap with US Highway 221. East access to the community of Meadows of Dan, VA. - Meadows of Dan Campground (2182 Jeb Stuart Highway, Tel. 276-952-2292): RV/tent campsites, 2 log cabins, picnic tables, grills.
32.7
52.7
2536 ft.
Junction: Virginia State Highway 100
Junction of US Highway 221 & VA State Highway 100. North to community of Barren Springs, VA. Limited services.
36.6
58.9
2116 ft.
River Crossing
Crossing the New River, VA.
39.5
63.6
2657 ft.
Dugspur, VA
Community of Dugspur, VA. Limited services.
44.9
72.2
2730 ft.
Junction: Virginia State Highway 758
Intersection of US Highway 221 & VA State Highway 758. On a south-east route, provides access to the community of Conners Grove, VA (unincorporated community), the Rocky Knob Recreation Area, Meadows of Dan, VA. NOTE: Brief overlap with US Highway 221 to the northeast.
45.3
72.9
2808 ft.
Junction: Virginia State Highway 758
NOTE: VA State Highway 78 departs US Highway 221; heads north; ends at Indian Valley Road NW/State Route 787.
48.0
77.3
2733 ft.
Willis, VA
Unincorporated community of Willis, VA. - Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve (Moles Rd SW, Tel. 276-676-5673).
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88.0
2421 ft.
Shelors Mill, VA
Unincorporated community of Shelors Mill, VA. Limited services.
58.8
94.6
2490 ft.
Junction: Virginia State Highway 8
Junction of US Highway 221 & VA State Highway 8
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95.2
2438 ft.
Floyd, VA
Community of Floyd, VA. Nearby is Smart View Recreation Area: hiking. picnicking. - Historic Floyd Presbyterian Church, constructed in 1850.
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95.9
2411 ft.
Christianburg Pike NE/State Route 615: Poff, VA
Christianburg Pike/State Route 615 to unincorporated community of Poff, VA. Limited services.
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103.3
2238 ft.
State Route 679/Poor Farm Rd SE: Pizarro, VA
State Route 679/Poor Farm Rd to the community of Pizarro, VA. Limited services.
72.2
116.2
2520 ft.
Simpsons, VA
Locust Grove NE/State Route 642, access to the unincorporated community of Simpsons, VA. Limited services.
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123.3
2864 ft.
Copper Hill
Unincorporated community of Copper Hill, VA. Limited services.
80.0
128.7
2674 ft.
Callaway Rd/State Route 602
NOTE: Callaway Rd/State Route 602 intersects the Blue Ridge Parkway to the east.
81.3
130.9
2612 ft.
Bent Mountain, VA
Community of Bent Mountain, VA. Limited services.
83.7
134.7
2612 ft.
Airpoint, VA
Community of Airpoint, VA. Limited services.
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145.7
1240 ft.
Junction: Cotton Hill Road
NOTE: Cotton Hill Road intersects the Blue Ridge Parkway to the south.
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148.4
1148 ft.
Starkey, VA
Ranchcrest Drive/Merriman Road/State Route 613, access to the community of Starkey, VA (unincorporated). Nearby is Starkey Park (5701 Crystal Creek Drive): baseball/soccer complex.
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149.2
1086 ft.
Cave Spring, VA
City of Cave Spring, VA. Also known as 'Southwest County.'
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150.0
1115 ft.
Junction: Virginia State Highway 419
Intersection of US Highway 221 & Virginia State Highway 419. East access to Tanglewood Mall, VA; ends at a junction with US Highway 220. North access to the city of Salem, VA. - Longwood Park (800 Main St., Tel. 540-375-3057) - Moyer Park (900 Main St.)- Riverside Park (River Rd.) - Salem Municipal Golf Course (601 Academy St., Tel. 540-387-9802).
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153.1
1050 ft.
Park
Montgomery Ave. SW, access road to Woodland Park, Roanoke, VA. West of US Highway 221.
95.3
153.4
1017 ft.
Parks
Fishburn Park, Roanoke, VA, east of US Highway 221; tennis courts, baseball/softball fields. To the west of US Highway 221 is Shrine Hill Park, Roanoke, VA; soccer field, baseball/softball field.
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154.9
971 ft.
Park
Lakewood Park (Brandon Ave SW, VA). West of US Highway 221; basketball court, play equipment, open field.
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156.2
958 ft.
Park
Ghent Park (Wasena Ave. SW, VA); open field. West of US Highway 221.
97.2
156.5
942 ft.
Parks
To the west of US Highway 221 are Wasena Park (Wiley Dr SW, Roanoke, VA): baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, basketball court, and Vic Thomas Park (Hannah Circle SW, Roanoke, VA).
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157.2
997 ft.
Park
Highland Park (Washington Ave & 5th St. SW, Roanoke, VA). South of US Highway 221. Baseball/softball fields.
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157.6
968 ft.
Junction
NOTE: US Highway 221 veers out from its main route; proceeds east on Elm Ave; turns north on S Jefferson Street, and rejoins the main route on Franklin Rd SE.
98.2
158.0
948 ft.
Historic District
Roanoke Downtown Historic District, VA. (Norfolk Ave., Jefferson St., Bullitt Ave., 3rd St).
98.4
158.4
932 ft.
Junction: Virginia State Highway 116
Junction of US Highway 221 & VA State Highway 116. To the south, intersects Blue Ridge Parkway and ends at a junction with VA State Highway 122. NOTE: North overlap with US Highway 221.
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158.7
925 ft.
Junction: US Highway 11
Intersection of US Highway 221 & US Highway 11. Northwest access to the city of Salem, VA. - Longwood Park (800 Main St., Tel. 540-375-3057) - Moyer Park (900 Main St.) - Riverside Park (River Rd.) - Salem Municipal Golf Course (601 Academy St., Tel. 540-387-9802). NOTE: North overlap with US Highway 221.
98.8
159.0
935 ft.
Roanoke, VA
Roanoke, VA - Mill Mountain Park (2404 Prospect Road SE, Tel. 540-343-3241): 500 acres of parkland situated on top of Mill Mountain (800 ft above the city): picnic areas, 2 overlooks, picnic areas, Mill Mountain Zoo, Mill Mountain Star (world's biggest freestanding lighted star). - Grandin Village Historic District (Raleigh Court neighborhood). - Washington Park (Roanoke, VA): soccer field, tennis courts, basketball courts, walking/jogging track, play equipment, swimming pool, parking. - Wasena Park (Wiley Dr. SW): baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, basketball court. - Fallon Park (Dale Ave. SE): tennis courts, swimming pool. - Fishburn Park: tennis courts, picnic shelter, playgrounds. - Highland Park (Washington Ave SW & 5th St.): baseball/softball fields.
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159.2
938 ft.
Junction: US Interstate Highway 581/US Highway 220
Junction of US Highway 221 with US Interstate Highway 581 & US Highway 220. Northwest access to Roanoke Regional Airport (5202 Aviation Drive, Roanoke, VA, Tel. 540-362-1999). US Interstate Highway 581 ends at an intersection with US Highway 81, while US Highway 220 turns east to access the community of Hollins, Botetourt & Roanoke Counties, VA. - Walrond Park (6824 Walrond Dr, Tel. 530-561-8196)) - Old Tombstone, historic folk art tombstone near Plantation Road. To the south, runs through the city of Roanoke, VA.
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159.5
945 ft.
Point of Interest
Roanoke Civic Center (701 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA, Tel. 5460-853-2241), multi-purpose stadium with a seating capacity of 9,828.
99.4
159.9
935 ft.
Junction: US Highways 11/460/Virginia State Highway 116
NOTE: US Highway 11 & VA State Highway 116 end their overlap with US Highway 221. US Highway 11 heads north to access the community of Hollins, Botetourt & Roanoke Counties, VA. - Walrond Park (6824 Walrond Dr, Tel. 530-561-8196)) - Old Tombstone, a historic folk art tombstone near Plantation Road. US Highway 460 overlaps US Highway 221 to the east. To the west, US Highways 11/460 & VA State Highway 116 travel through the city of Roanoke, VA, and the city of Salem, VA. - Longwood Park (800 Main St., Tel. 540-375-3057) - Moyer Park (900 Main St.) - Riverside Park (River Rd.) - Salem Municipal Golf Course (601 Academy St., Tel. 540-387-9802).
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160.7
912 ft.
Junction: Virginia State Highway 115
Junction of US Highway 221 & VA State Highway 115. North access to the community of Hollins, Botetourt & Roanoke Counties, VA. - Walrond Park (6824 Walrond Dr, Tel. 530-561-8196)) - Old Tombstone, a historic folk art tombstone near Plantation Road.
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161.1
915 ft.
Point of Interest
Creek crossing on Orange Ave NE, VA.
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162.3
955 ft.
Vinton, VA
Gus w Nicks Blvd, access to the community of Vinton, Roanoke County, VA. Near the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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167.6
1037 ft.
Junction: US Highway 220
NOTE: End of overlap between US Highway 221 & US Highway 220, which turns north and accesses the community of Botetourt East, British Woods, and Cloverdale, Botetourt County, VA.
105.0
168.9
1014 ft.
Coyner Springs, VA
Community of Coyner Springs, VA. Limited services.
105.1
169.1
1001 ft.
Peachtree, VA
Community of Peachtree, VA. Limited services.
105.8
170.2
1060 ft.
Stepping Stone, VA
Community of Stepping Stone, VA. Limited services.
106.7
171.7
1158 ft.
Knollwood & Heatherstone, VA
Communities of Knollwood and Heatherstone, VA. Limited services.
108.5
174.6
1194 ft.
Blue Ridge, VA
Community of Blue Ridge, VA.
111.0
178.7
1234 ft.
Point of Interest
Buford's Gap, a Blue Ridge Mountain dry valley or (wind gap), in Bedford County, VA.
114.2
183.7
968 ft.
Montvale, VA
Community of Montvale, VA. - Montvale Wayside Park, Villamont Road/State Route 698/Scout Road.
121.0
194.7
925 ft.
Thaxton, VA
Community of Thaxton, VA. Limited services.
125.4
201.8
889 ft.
Junction: US Highway 460
NOTE: US Highway 460 separates from US Highway 221 at this junction. East access to the community of Timberlake, VA. - Timber Lake (on S Timberlake Drive); fishing.
126.3
203.2
942 ft.
Bedford, VA
Community of Bedford, VA; an independent city.- National D-Day Memorial (in memory of US D-Day veterans). - Liberty Lake Park (US Highway 122 S): racquetball court, skateboard pod, basketball court, softball/baseball fields, roller skating area, lake, tennis courts, handicap hiking trail, parking. - Edmund Street Park (600 Edmund St): soccer field, basketball court, tennis courts, playground equipment, picnic shelter.
126.3
203.3
961 ft.
Junction: Virginia State Highway 122
Intersection of US Highway 221 & VA State Highway 122. NOTE: North overlap with US Highway 221.
126.5
203.6
1001 ft.
Junction: Virginia State Highway 43
Junction of US Highway 221 & VA State Highway 43. South-east-south route to the community of Altavista, VA. Nearby attractions - Altavista Country Club (540 Fairway Lane, Hurt, VA, Tel. 434-324-7276): 9-hole, par 36, public golf course. - Pittsylvania Wayside Park, Pannell Drive/County Rd 1029. NOTE: Short overlap with US Highway 221 to the north.
126.8
204.1
1020 ft.
Junction: Virginia State Highway 43
NOTE: VA State Highway ends its short overlap with US Highway 221. Northwest access to the communities of Pico, VA and Buchanan, VA. The Peaks of Otter mountain range, along VA State Highway 43.
128.1
206.1
951 ft.
Junction: Virginia State Highway 122
NOTE: VA State Highway 122 ends its overlap with US Highway 221. Goes north and accesses Spring Hill Lake (Spring Hill Circle, VA) and Bedford Lake (Bedford Lake Drive, VA). Fishing. Ends at an intersection with US Highway 501, in the community of Big Island, VA.
131.4
211.4
912 ft.
Access Rd: Markham Pond
Markham Lake Lane, access to Markham Pond (Goode, VA). South of US Highway 221. Fishing.
134.8
216.9
899 ft.
Goode, VA
Community of Goode, VA. Limited services.
139.3
224.1
781 ft.
Point of Interest
Old Elton Lake (Forest, VA) is located south of US Highway 221. Fishing.
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229.2
863 ft.
Forest, VA
Community of Forest, VA. - Poplar Forest Lake, Forest, VA; fishing. - Ivy Hill Golf Course (1148 Ivy Hill Drive, Forest, VA, Tel. 804-525-2680): 18-hole, par 72, regulation length, public golf course.
145.6
234.3
840 ft.
Junction: Virginia State Highway 291/US Highway 501
Junction of US Highway 221 with VA State Highway 291 & US Highway 501
147.0
236.5
732 ft.
Point of Interest
Sandusky Park, Lynchburg, VA, is located south of US Highway 221. Access is on Long Meadows Drive, Sandusky Drive, off US Highway 460. Open field.
147.9
238.0
627 ft.
Point of Interest
Crossing College Lake, VA.
148.0
238.2
686 ft.
Access Roads: Blackwater Park/College Park
Old Forest Road, west of US Highway 221, accesses Blackwater Park (Monticello Ave, Lynchburg, VA): soccer/football field, softball/baseball field; College Drive/Breckenbridge Street, east of US Highway 221, accesses College Park (275 College Drive): playground equipment, picnic areas, basketball court, grills, volleyball net.
148.8
239.5
774 ft.
Junction: Virginia State Highway 163
Junction of US Highway 221 & VA State Highway 163
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239.9
761 ft.
Junction: US Highway 460
Junction of US Highway 221 & US Highway 460. To the south, access to Fort Early & Jubal Early Monument (3511 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg, VA) contains remnants of an American Civil War fort and memorial; has a one-story brick building containing exhibits about the Battle of Lynchburg; and the community of Timberlake, VA. Nearby attractions in Lynchburg, VA. NOTE: North overlap with US Highway 221.
149.8
241.0
745 ft.
Junction: US Highway 501
Intersection of US Highway 221 & US Highway 501. West access to Miller Park (2100 Park Ave, Lynchburg, VA): swimming pool, baseball fields, picnic shelters, playgrounds, basketball court, aviary, walking path, 5th Virginia Cavalry monument, horseshoe pits; and Blackwater Creek Natural Area: hiking/biking trails, several different species of plants and animals. NOTE: Overlaps US Highway 221 on a northeast-south route.
150.3
241.8
719 ft.
Junction: US Highway 29
Junction of US Highway 221 & US Highway 29