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Mouth-of-Wilson is a small community located in Grayson County in southwestern Virginia, just north of the North Carolina border. The community lies in the Appalachian Mountains on the western banks of the New River. The major highway through the area is U.S. Route 58. The unique name "Mouth of Wilson" originates from a young surveyor named Wilson, who died and was buried in a creek while surveying the line between Virginia and North Carolina in 1749. The creek was henceforth known as Wilson Creek. Grayson Highlands State Park is located approximately 12 miles west of Mouth of Wilson. The park includes camping, hiking, horseback riding trails, a visitors center and vistas of Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain, the tallest mountains in Virginia. Grayson Highlands Park hosts an annual Fall Festival, celebrating mountain traditions such as bluegrass music, horses, and blacksmithing. Mouth of Wilson is also home to the Oak Hill Academy, a Baptist-affiliated secondary school built in 1878. Rev. W.A. Hash became principal in 1923 and oversaw the accreditation of the school and construction of dormitories, a water system, and electric lines. In recent history, the school has earned seven national basketball championships since 1993, becoming widely recognized for its athletic programs. Most students are boarders, causing the population of Mouth of Wilson to increase substantially during the school year.

Surrounding areas: Whitetop, Virginia (13.8 mi), Galax, Virginia (23.4 mi), Damascus, Virginia (25.2 mi), Blacksburg, Virginia (29.1 mi), Fancy Gap, Virginia (36.1 mi), Abingdon, Virginia (36.4 mi)

Mouth of Wilson Vacation Rentals

Mouth of Wilson Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Alleghany Inn531 N Main StSparta, NC13.0 mi.(336) 372-2501
Best Western Eldreth Inn829 E Main StJefferson, NC13.4 mi.(336) 246-8845
Jefferson LandingJefferson, NC13.9 mi.(336) 982-4449
Comfort Inn5558 Lee HwyAtkins, VA19.8 mi.(276) 783-2144
Knights Inn312 W Stuart DrGalax, VA23.1 mi.(276) 236-5117
Super 8303 N Main StGalax, VA23.4 mi.(276) 236-5127
Travelodge Glade Spring12412 Maple StGlade Spring, VA27.6 mi.(276) 429-5131
Super 8 Motel130 Nye CirWiytheville, VA28.2 mi.(276) 228-6620
Best Western Wytheville Inn355 Nye RdWytheville, VA28.2 mi.(276) 228-7300
Sleep Inn135 Nye CirWytheville, VA28.2 mi.(276) 625-0667
Super 8 Motel130 Nye CirWytheville, VA28.2 mi.(800) 800-8000
Ramada Inn955 Peppers Fry RdWytheville, VA28.4 mi.(276) 228-6000
Econo Lodge1160 E Main StWytheville, VA29.0 mi.(276) 228-5517
Comfort Inn-wytheville315 Holston RdWytheville, VA29.1 mi.(276) 228-4488
Quality Inn & Suites2015 E Main StWytheville, VA29.1 mi.(276) 228-4241
Days Inn Wytheville150 Malin DrWytheville, VA29.2 mi.(276) 228-5500
Comfort Suites695 Peppers Ferry RdWytheville, VA29.3 mi.(276) 228-1234
Motel 6220 Lithia RdWytheville, VA29.3 mi.(276) 228-7988
Travelodge140 Lithia RdWytheville, VA29.3 mi.(276) 228-3188

Mouth of Wilson Weather & Climate

The Northwest Blue Ridge Mountains range from 800 feet to over 6,600 feet and topography affects the local weather. Expect temperatures to be 10 to 20 degrees cooler on the mountaintops than in the cities below. Spring is unpredictable, particularly at the higher elevations. Summer is warm and humid, but more pleasant at the higher elevations, with temperatures rarely reaching 90 degrees. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are common in season. Winter is generally moderate, but extreme conditions can occur at the mountain peaks. It's not unusual to have warm temperatures in the valleys and snow in the higher areas. In the lowlands, snows of one inch or more occur just 1-5 times per year. More frequent and deeper snows fall at the higher elevations.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January - - 3.87 in. -
February - - 3.56 in. -
March - - 4.20 in. -
April - - 3.65 in. -
May - - 4.73 in. -
June - - 4.39 in. -
July - - 4.00 in. -
August - - 3.58 in. -
September - - 3.16 in. -
October - - 3.25 in. -
November - - 3.34 in. -
December - - 3.08 in. -

Mouth of Wilson Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Wilkes County airport (UKF) located about 28 miles south of Mouth of Wilson in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the New River Valley airport (PSK) located approximately 52 miles northeast of Mouth of Wilson in Dublin, Virginia, the Hickory Regional airport (HKY) located roughly 58 miles south of Mouth of Wilson in Hickory, North Carolina, the Tri Cities Regional Tn Va airport (TRI) located around 59 miles west of Mouth of Wilson in Bristol Johnson Kingsport, Tennessee, and finally the Smith Reynolds airport (INT) located about 69 miles southeast of Mouth of Wilson in Winston - Salem, North Carolina.

Mouth of Wilson Attractions

Water Parks
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC93.1 mi.
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC107.0 mi.
Golf Courses
New River Country ClubTwin OaksNC9.9 mi.
Mountain Aire Golf ClubWest JeffersonNC18.3 mi.
Holston Hills Country ClubMarionVA20.0 mi.
Crestview Golf CourseEnniceNC21.9 mi.
Scenic View Golf CourseChilhowieVA23.5 mi.
Blue Ridge Country ClubGalaxVA23.6 mi.
Deer Creek Golf ParkGalaxVA23.6 mi.
Galax Country ClubGalaxVA23.6 mi.
Greenstreet Mountain Golf ClubTraphillNC24.2 mi.
Deer Field Golf CourseDamascusVA25.2 mi.
Roan Valley Golf EstatesMountain CityTN27.0 mi.
Ski Areas
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC40.7 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC41.9 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC41.9 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV70.3 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC85.7 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV94.9 mi.
State Parks
Grayson Highlands State ParkVA8.8 mi. 
Mount Jefferson State ParkNC14.8 mi. 
Stone Mountain State ParkNC20.6 mi. 
Hungry Mother State ParkVA22.5 mi. 
Rendezvous Mountain State ParkNC25.7 mi. 
Hickory Museum of ArtHickoryNC59.2 mi.(Art)
Carroll Reece MuseumJohnson CityTN59.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Hands On! Regional MuseumJohnson CityTN59.7 mi.(Children's)
Zoos and Aquariums
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA90.3 mi.
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC96.4 mi.
North Carolina Zoological ParkAsheboroNC104.6 mi.

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