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Greenfield Archaeological Update

2/8/2016
News Release - The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors and staff have received an initial report from the archaeologists regarding the possible presence of grave sites around the existing location of two historical buildings at the Botetourt Center at Greenfield (more...)

Botetourt County Prepares for the Greenfield Move

2/3/2016
News Release - Fincastle, VA – At its regular monthly meeting on January 26, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors offered a reasoned and positive vision of the preservation of the historical resources at the Botetourt Center at Greenfield (more...)

Botetourt County Announces Greenfield Preservation Commission

1/29/2016
News Release - Fincastle, VA – In response to public concerns about the fate of historical resources surviving on the former Greenfield Plantation property acquired and developed by Botetourt County as a mixed-use business park, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors today announced the creation of the Greenfield Preservation Advisory Commission (GPAC) (more...)

County Administrator Declares Local State of Emergency

1/21/2016
Public Service Announcement - WHEREAS, I Gary Larrowe, the Director of Emergency Management of Botetourt County, have hereby found: That based on predictions from the National Weather Service, the potential exists for a recording setting snowfall event that has high potential for significant impacts to Botetourt County (more...)

Reassessment Comes to an End and Remains Approximately Level Overall

1/5/2016
News Release - Fincastle, VA – Botetourt County’s first reassessment in six years has come to an end with an almost flat total change (more...)

Water from Carvins Cove Heading to Greenfield Service Area

12/7/2015
News Release - Roanoke, VA - When Botetourt County joined the Western Virginia Water Authority (WVWA) in July, one of the primary goals was to design and construct a new water pumpstation that will allow drinking water from the Carvins Cove Reservoir and Treatment Facility to serve customers along the Roanoke Road corridor to Greenfield (more...)

Exit 150 Improvements in Botetourt Present Opportunities, Consultant Report Says

11/25/2015
News Release - Fincastle, VA - Consultants hired to determine the economic opportunities available in the Exit 150 area of Botetourt County reported today that the area has the potential to support significant new retail, hotel, and   housing development (more...)

Botetourt County Endorses the Future of Agriculture

11/25/2015
News Release - Fincastle, VA – The Weldon-Cooper Center for Public Service has released its Agriculture Development Strategic Plan report for Botetourt County, highlighting the potential and future possibilities of agriculture in the County (more...)

"Balanced Approach" Moves Economic Development and Historic Preservation Forward

11/25/2015
News Release - Fincastle, VA – In separate but closely related actions, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to both preserve archeological and historical resources from the County’s Greenfield business park and to allow the construction of a shell building designed to attract new manufacturing investment and jobs to the county (more...)

Botetourt Sports Complex to Host NCAA Conference Tournament

11/13/2015
News Release - Botetourt County, VA – The Mountain East Conference (MEC), a Division II NCAA conference, has selected the Botetourt Sports Complex as the site of its 2016 softball conference tournament (more...)

Greenfield Pad Site Nationally Certified

10/27/2015
News Release - Fincastle, VA– The Botetourt Center at Greenfield, the County’s premier business park, has recently received another high mark of distinction (more...)

Botetourt Artists Collaborate for Governor's Christmas Ornament

10/19/2015
News Release - Fincastle, VA – This Christmas, a special piece of Botetourt County history will hang on the Governor’s Mansion Christmas tree in Richmond (more...)

Wounded Warrior Amputees Visit Local Veterans

10/15/2015
News Release - Fincastle, VA – A large portion of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will be visiting the Veterans Care Center at 9:30 a (more...)

Botetourt Sports Complex Reschedules Wounded Warriors Tournament

10/5/2015
Public Service Announcement -  (more...)

County Administrator Submits Resignation

9/23/2015
News Release - The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors tonight accepted the resignation of County Administrator Kathleen Guzi (more...)

Board Recognizes Seibel for Outstanding Agricultural Achievement

9/22/2015
News Release - At its regular meeting, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution recognizing Megan Seibel on her outstanding accomplishments in the agriculture community (more...)

Blue Ridge Structure Fire

8/25/2015
News Release - Fincastle, VA —  At 10:30 a (more...)

Jefferson College of Health Sciences Partners with Local Fire & EMS

8/24/2015
News Release - Fincastle, VA — The Fincastle Rescue Squad, Jefferson College of Health Sciences Emergency Services Program, and the Botetourt County Department of Fire & EMS have joined together in an effort to provide for more opportunities for paramedic students to get a unique rural EMS experience as well as working toward recruiting students as volunteers and assisting with covering calls for service (more...)

VDOT: ROAD AND LANE CLOSURES ON THREE PROJECTS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN THIS WEEK IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

8/21/2015
News Release - Drivers will see various lane closures and road work happening in Botetourt County as several projects begin this week (more...)

Botetourt County Firefighter/Paramedic Deploys for Montana Wildfire

8/20/2015
News Release - Fincastle, VA — On Tuesday, August 18th, Botetourt County Fire & EMS Firefighter/Paramedic Mary McPeak packed her things and waited for her assignment as part of a team from the Virginia Department of Forestry   being deployed to wildfires in Montana and Washington state (more...)

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Botetourt County (pronounced Bot-i-tot) was created in 1769. It was named after English colonial governor, Norborne Berkeley, Lord de Botetourt, who was regarded as "the best of Governors and best of men."