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Farms and land in Grayson County, VA offer a unique opportunity for investors, developers, business owners seeking to relocate and homebuyers due to its remoteness, low wages and plentiful natural resources. Grayson County, VA land is adjacent to Johnson County, TN, Washington, Smyth, Wythe and Carroll counties and independent City of Galax in Virginia, and Surry, Allegheny and Ashe counties in North Carolina. The 446-square-mile county, located in the Appalachian region, has a population of 15,631. Many workers commute to surrounding counties for jobs in manufacturing and health care. Included among the top private employers are Select A Service LLC, The Reserves Network, Independence Lumber Co. and Oak Hall Industries. A significant portion of those who work in the county are employed in farming, fishing and lumbering. Grayson County, VA farmland encompasses 119,340 acres, and livestock and poultry equal 74% of agricultural sales. Thirty-one percent of the farmland remains as woodlands. Natural resources are abundant and include parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Jefferson National Forest and Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, which includes 78 miles of the Appalachian Trail. The areas provide many opportunities for fishing and hunting. Mount Rogers is the state’s highest peak at 5,729 feet. Grayson County is home to a number of fiddlers conventions and bluegrass festivals. Grayson County Public Schools provides K-12 public education.