Craig County Land and Farms

Craig County land and farms, tucked into the Allegheny Mountains, offers investors, businesses and homebuyers a rural atmosphere and a skilled workforce. Land in Craig County is adjacent to Allegheny, Botetourt, Roanoke, Montgomery and Giles counties in Virginia and Monroe County in West Virginia. Located in the Appalachian region, the 331-square-mile county has a population of 5,131. Portions of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are in the county and offer many ways to enjoy the outdoors including 13 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Hunters stalk deer, turkeys, bear, ducks, geese and doves. Fishermen take advantage of fly-fishing opportunities in Johns, Meadow and Craigs creeks. Agritourism and light manufacturing provide much of the economic base. Farmland covers 43,431 acres, and livestock and poultry account for 82% of agricultural sales. Some farms allow visitors to fish, board and/or ride horses or view cattle, chickens, sheep, alpacas and other livestock to see how they are cared for. There also are annual blueberry picking and pumpkin patches. Included among top private employers are Food Country USA, Craig-Botetourt Electric Co-Op Inc., Otsuka American Pharmaceuticals, RWC Enterprises Inc. and Phyle Inventory Control. Other attractions include Fenwick Mines Waterfall. Craig County Public Schools provides K-12 public education.


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