Wise County Historical Society

Wise County Historical Society and Bookstore is located in Room 250 of the Courthouse

Wise County Courthouse

Wise County Historical Society was established in August of 1992 as a result of a small group of 14 individuals meeting  1991 in the cafeteria of the Wise Appalachian Regional Hospital in Wise to discuss the possibility of publishing a book on our county and city heritage. From that time on monthly meetings were held which resulted in organizing the Historical Society in 1992 with 61 charter members. Today we have over a thousand members from across America. The first publication was The Heritage of Wise County and The City of Norton-Volume 1.

Come in and browse the bookstore and archives or just visit.


If you need help with family history this is the place to start. Volunteers are there to help with family or area history research.

From the establishing of the Historical Society to the present the Historical Society has published six books.

Our objective is to promote historical studies, by the collection and preservation of historical manuscripts, and for kindred purposes in the best interest of southern Appalachian regional history and history in America. Also to aid in the research of genealogical history and preserve it for future generations.

Visitors at Wise County Historical Society Office

    Office Hours:

Mon. 10-2

Tue.  10-2

Wed.  9-4

Thu. 10-2

Fri.  9-4




President:  William “Bill” Gobble
Vice President:  Denver “Bud” Osborne
Treasurer:  Wanda May Rose
Secretary:  Fannie Lane Steele

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All books are on sale now at 20% off regular price

The Heritage of Wise County and the City of Norton Vol. 2 is on sale at $25.00 – tax included.

For a limited time, The Heritage of Wise County and The City of Norton Vol.2 will be on sale for the price of $25.00 including tax.  $8.00 postage  for shipping.

This wonderful book will make someone a nice Christmas present.

If you liked The Heritage of Wise County and The City of Norton, Volume I, You will LOVE Volume II. More History, more photos, more folklore, full of surprises! This book is a MUST for Wise County researchers, or if you have ties with Wise County whatsoever. It will intrigue you with its many stories of Wise County’s early days, its towns, communities and people who made it all happen. 1133 pages, Regular Price: $65.00. For a limited time $35.00 plus $8.00 p&p.

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Wise County Historical Society
P.O. Box 368
Wise, V

email: wchs250@yahoo.com

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