Smyth County Digital Collection

The Smyth County Digital Collection is a digital archive of local materials. The main goal of the repository is to preserve photographs and other local history items and make them accessible to our patrons. Below is the list of "Sites" Which are collections of information available for patrons. Click on the site name to be directed to that collection.

* Black History of Southwest Virginia

* Church Records

* Family History

* Funeral Home Records

* Newspapers

* Photograph Collection

* School Records

* Town of Chilhowie History

* Town of Marion History

* Town of Saltville History

On the upper right corner of the page, you will see "Change Site View" button. Hover over the button to see the list of sites. To search the complete repository you must be in the Global View. The site you are in is listed above the banner. To narrow your search, choose the site containing the information you want. You can change the site from any page.

After choosing a site, you can search the whole site, or you can narrow your search by the Communities listed on the site. Communities are then narrowed again by Collections. To see an example of all the levels to narrow your search go to the Newspaper site. You will see the list of counties represented by our newspaper collection. Choose Smyth County Newspapers. You will then see the list of titles of newspapers, in our collection, published in Smyth County.