Virginia 250 - a Revolution of Ideas

VA250 OFFICAL LOGO with AMERICAN REVOLUTIONBotetourt County is pleased to partner with the Virginia American Revolution 250 Commission (VA250).  VA250 was established by the General Assembly in 2020 and serves to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, the Revolutionary War, and the independence of the United States. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, one of the former colonies and future states, much of the nation's history took place. The primary goal of the Commission is to convene and facilitate a Commonwealth-wide commemoration and celebration, multi-faceted and inclusive of hundreds of partners and representatives of the wide array of histories, sites, stories, and communities that define Virginia.

You are invited to join us as we commemorate the American Revolution and come together to mark 250 years since the founding of a nation and our continuing march toward a more perfect Union. Our very own, Delegate Terry Austin, is helping to lead the charge to celebrate the VA250 that will take place in 2026. Learn more about VA250 by clicking here. 

Botetourt has established a VA250 committee comprised of local historians, librarians, community partners, and citizens to plan events that will be happening in the county. The committee also adopted a VA250 resolution in 2022.  Read the resolution by clicking here.

If you would like to get involved, email us by clicking here.

Check out Botetourt County's information on the VA250 website.


Botetourt County VA250 Committee Members
The Honorable Terry Austin (VA250 Chair)19th House District
Sarah Rodgers (Botetourt County VA250 Chair)Botetourt County Libraries
Steve ClintonBotetourt County Board of Supervisors
Lynsey AllieBotetourt Historical Society & Museum
Tiffany BradburyBotetourt Communications
Rachel NunleyVisit Virginia's Blue Ridge
Taylor AdkinsBotetourt County Citizen
Betty HoltDaughters of the American Revolution
David TicknerTown of Fincastle
Khari RyderBotetourt County Chamber of Commerce
Mary Bess SmithMayor, Town of Fincastle
Greg RieleyBotetourt County Citizen
Will DiblingSons of the American Revolution
Jeff BriggsRevolutionary War Buff, Bedford County
George HayfieldManager, Town of Buchanan
Cheryl WilsonVA250 Commission - Executive Director

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    Virginia 250 - a Revolution of Ideas

    Botetourt County is excited to be a part of commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution and our very own Delegate Terry Austin is leading the charge by chairing the VA250 Commission! Read on...