Lee County, Virginia’s westernmost county, is a place of unsurpassed beauty and for those who want to live here, Lee offers a wonderful lifestyle. With low land costs and miniscule real estate taxes, it is, for those who have come here to stay, a welcome refuge from the high-cost, high-tax regions of the country. For those who are looking for a lifestyle change, come visit us. You won’t want to leave.
Lee County’s landscape is rolling farmland bounded by the Cumberland Mountains to the north with Powell Mountain to the south, and Powell Valley lies between them. The pristine Powell River runs between the mountain ranges the entire length of the county. You can enjoy the outdoors in ways that many have thought were lost. You can hike to the mountain tops or walk along the valley floor, or you can float down the Powell River on a summer afternoon. You can walk in the footsteps of Daniel Boone and the settlers who traveled the Wilderness Trail to open up Kentucky and places west, or you can blaze your own trail and find spots where, perhaps, no one has gone before. Wherever you are the vistas are magnificent, the air is clean, the water is pure, and life is good.
The Cumberland Gap National Park is situated at the far western end of the county and there is a point, called The Pinnacle, in the park where the borders of the three states, Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky come together. East of the National Park about 8 miles is Wilderness Road State Park. Both parks offer great opportunities for getting out, enjoying nature and renewing our ties with our heritage. Wilderness Road State Park will be the setting for a Farmers and Crafters Market this year, starting the first Saturday in June and running through October. With the ever-increasing concern about the origins and quality of our food supply, the Market provides the buyer with information about who grew the produce and how it was grown—Locally Grown, Locally Known.
Being at the far western end of Virginia, Lee County is closer to six other state capitals than it is to Richmond. In one sense, it may seem that we are in our own little corner of the Commonwealth, but, in another, we are quite well-connected. A major 4-lane thoroughfare, US Route 58, runs the length of the county from Big Stone Gap in Wise County, VA to Harrogate, Tennessee and Middlesboro, Kentucky. A county airport is in the final stages of construction, and there is a county regional medical center in Pennington Gap. So, the modern conveniences are here, just not in a way that produces an unfair and unnecessary burden on the taxpayer.
Come visit us, step into our world, you will be welcomed by a warm, welcoming, caring group of people who believe that we have found the antidote to the hard life of today’s economic times. Come, visit, we think that you will want to stay.