Downtown Grundy, circa 2005. From the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers' Grundy flood control project website.
Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia
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Grundy is a town in Buchanan County, Virginia, United States. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks North American Telephone area code 276 was established September 1, 2001 as a split from Area code 540. Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Buchanan County is a county located in the US state of Virginia. The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The population was 1,105 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Buchanan County. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Buchanan County is a county located in the US state of Virginia. The town is noted for its educational institutions and their role in the town's economic rebirth. In the past, the town served as a stopover for Union troops on their way to the Battle of Saltville. The town is also noteworthy for its flood control project, where the mountain across the river was blasted to make way for new development.
The town, founded in 1858 upon the formation of Buchanan County, was named for Felix Grundy (1777-1840), United States Attorney General (1838-1839) and United States Senator from Tennessee (1839-1840). Year 1858 ( MDCCCLVIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Buchanan County is a county located in the US state of Virginia. Felix Grundy ( September 11, 1777 – December 19, 1840) was a U The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice (see) concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States. It was incorporated in 1876. Year 1876 ( MDCCCLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year The present courthouse dates from 1905. Year 1905 ( MCMV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting
In October 1864, Union raiders under Brigadier General Stephen G. Burbridge passed through Grundy on their way to destroy the saltworks near Saltville in Smyth County, where they were met by Confederate troops commanded by Brigadier General Alfred E. Year 1864 ( MDCCCLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Stephen Gano Burbridge ( August 19, 1831 &ndash December 2, 1894) also known as "Butcher" Burbridge or the "Butcher of Kentucky Saltville is a town in Smyth and Washington counties in the U Smyth County is a county located in the US state &mdash officially " Commonwealth " &mdash of Virginia. Jackson at the Battle of Saltville. The Union troops were defeated in the battle, but returned later and succeeded in destroying the saltworks.
Since 1929, Grundy has suffered nine major floods of the adjoining Levisa Fork River. The Levisa Fork River (also called simply the Levisa Fork or the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River) is a tributary of the Big Sandy River, approximately After the inundation of April 4, 1977, many businesses did not reopen, and the buildings that housed them were abandoned. Events 1581 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays A project is underway to relocate most of the town to higher ground on the other side of the river. The project started in 2001 and consisted of blasting the mountain across the Levisa Fork to create 13 acres of land. The Levisa Fork River (also called simply the Levisa Fork or the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River) is a tributary of the Big Sandy River, approximately After a few years of blasting, utilities were placed and new bridges across the river were built. A new downtown will be built that includes a multi-level Wal-Mart with a parking deck. Buildings with a backing on the river have been demolished and a new flood wall will protect the county courthouse. U.S. Route 460 will be routed to the top of the flood wall. US Route 460 is a spur of US Route 60. It currently runs for 655 miles (1054 km from Norfolk Virginia at U Businesses formerly located downtown were relocated to an industrial building located just outside of town. State Route 83 will be rerouted to meet U.S. Route 460 down the street where U.S. Route 460 originally took a directional split to go through downtown Grundy. State Route 83 is a primary State highway in the US state of Virginia, running from U US Route 460 is a spur of US Route 60. It currently runs for 655 miles (1054 km from Norfolk Virginia at U US Route 460 is a spur of US Route 60. It currently runs for 655 miles (1054 km from Norfolk Virginia at U Additional work under study upstream reroutes U.S. Route 460 inland from its current path. US Route 460 is a spur of US Route 60. It currently runs for 655 miles (1054 km from Norfolk Virginia at U
Grundy was the home of the predecessor to the Food City Stores when Jack Smith opened a Piggly Wiggly franchise in 1955. Food City is a US supermarket chain with stores located in Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and East Piggly Wiggly is a Supermarket chain operating in the Midwestern and Southern regions of the United States run by Piggly Wiggly Corporation The store was Smith's first and the chain grew to 95 stores in Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state The Commonwealth of Kentucky ( is a state located in the East Central United States of America. Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States. The chain is best known for sponsoring the Food City 500 NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Food City 500 is a 500 lap race NASCAR Sprint Cup race held on the track at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol Tennessee. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing ( NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of Stock cars in the United States. Bristol Motor Speedway, originally known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol  That store remained open until November 2005 and is now closed as a new store opened up just outside the town limits in Vansant. Vansant is a Census-designated place (CDP in Buchanan County, Virginia, United States.
Grundy is home to the Appalachian School of Law, which opened in 1997, and the University of Appalachia College of Pharmacy, which opened in August of 2005. The Appalachian School of Law (ASL is a fully-accredited private Law school on a four building campus in Grundy Virginia, a small town near the convergence of Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar The University of Appalachia College of Pharmacy (UACP is a private pharmacy school located in Buchanan County Virginia. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Buchanan County chose Grundy as the site for the ASL to revitalize the town, which had been in a steady economic decline since the Flood of 1977. Buchanan County is a county located in the US state of Virginia. The presence of ASL has brought $12 million to the local economy, and is credited with construction of rental homes and the opening of additional businesses in the area. Additionally, ASL has successfully demonstrated the concept of creating institutions of higher education as an economic development tool.  This success led to the creation of the University of Appalachia College of Pharmacy, also located in Grundy, which, like the Appalachian School of Law, was created as part of a continuing economic redevelopment effort. The University of Appalachia College of Pharmacy (UACP is a private pharmacy school located in Buchanan County Virginia. The UAPC is forecasted to add $20 million per year to the local economy. 
On January 16, 2002, tragedy hit the town when Appalachian School of Law Dean Anthony Sutin, Professor Thomas Blackwell, and 1L student Angela Dales were shot and killed by disgruntled student Peter Odighizuwa, 43, of Nigeria on the law school's campus. The Appalachian School of Law shooting occurred on January 16, 2002, at the Appalachian School of Law, an American Bar Association accredited The Appalachian School of Law (ASL is a fully-accredited private Law school on a four building campus in Grundy Virginia, a small town near the convergence of At trial, Odighizuwa was found mentally competent, plead guilty to the murders to avoid the death penalty, and was sentenced to multiple life terms in prison. 
Grundy is located at . The town is located at intersection of U.S. Route 460 and State Route 83 directly on the banks of the Levisa Fork. US Route 460 is a spur of US Route 60. It currently runs for 655 miles (1054 km from Norfolk Virginia at U State Route 83 is a primary State highway in the US state of Virginia, running from U The Levisa Fork River (also called simply the Levisa Fork or the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River) is a tributary of the Big Sandy River, approximately Grundy is located in the coalfields of the Appalachian Mountains. The Appalachian Mountains ( often called the Appalachians, are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America.(37. 276760, -82. 095038)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 0 square miles (13. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 1 km²), all of it land. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of
Grundy is located in the Ridge and Valley Appalachians, just east of the Allegheny Plateau. The Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians, also called the Ridge and Valley Province or the Valley and Ridge Appalachians, are a physiographic province of The Allegheny Plateau is a large Dissected plateau area in western and central New York, northern and western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia The town is tightly tucked within the mountains in little valleys called hollows or 'hollers'.
Grundy is served by the Grundy Municipal Airport located in Vansant. Grundy Municipal Airport (GDY is the sole Airport that operates in Buchanan County Virginia. Vansant is a Census-designated place (CDP in Buchanan County, Virginia, United States. The airport serves general aviation air traffic. Commercial air traffic can be found at airports in Bluefield (1 hour driving away) and Beckley (2 hours driving away) in West Virginia and at the Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Tennessee (about 2 hours driving away). For the airport in Mercer County New Jersey, see Trenton-Mercer Airport. Beckley Raleigh County Memorial Airport Facilities and aircraft Raleigh County Memorial Airport covers an area Tri-Cities Regional Airport, also known as Tri-Cities Regional Airport TN/VA, is a public Airport located adjacent to Blountville, Tennessee
Four County Transit maintains a local trolley system that services downtown locations. Stops include the Courthouse, Grundy Church of Christ, the former Food City parking lot, the Grundy Community Center, the Appalachian School of Law, and the former downtown parking lot. 
Grundy is at the corner of the Levisa River and Slate Creek. The Levisa Fork River (also called simply the Levisa Fork or the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River) is a tributary of the Big Sandy River, approximately Slate Creek is a small river in San Mateo County California and is a tributary of Pescadero Creek. Norfolk Southern Railroad maintains tracks and runs trains through the town but no trains stop in Grundy. This article is about the smaller railroad prior to 1981 For the present system which includes the old one see Norfolk Southern Railway.
Grundy is served by U. S. Highway 460. US Route 460 is a spur of US Route 60. It currently runs for 655 miles (1054 km from Norfolk Virginia at U The Coalfields Expressway will be built just to the north and east of town. US Route 121 is a proposed Highway designated as the Coalfields Expressway, a four lane highway stretching from Beckley West Virginia to Pound State Route 83 is also a major highway in the area. State Route 83 is a primary State highway in the US state of Virginia, running from U
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,105 people, 405 households, and 249 families residing in the town. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 219. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 3 people per square mile (84. 7/km²). There were 519 housing units at an average density of 103. 0/sq mi (39. 8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79. 19% White, 17. 92% African American, 0. 45% Asian, 0. 09% Pacific Islander, 1. 81% from other races, and 0. 54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2. 81% of the population.
There were 405 households out of which 22. 2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51. 9% were married couples living together, 7. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38. 3% were non-families. 36. 3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17. 5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 28 and the average family size was 2. 72.
In the town the population was spread out with 32. 2% under the age of 18, 7. 1% from 18 to 24, 21. 4% from 25 to 44, 22. 6% from 45 to 64, and 16. 7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89. 9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92. 5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $37,411, and the median income for a family was $47,143. Males had a median income of $40,236 versus $24,821 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,531. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 10. 5% of families and 17. 3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 8% of those under age 18 and 14. 0% of those age 65 or over.
Grundy is the home of two public institutions where students living in the town proper attend if they choose to go to the public schools. The town also houses one private school that serves grades K-12. Additionally, the town is home to two graduate level colleges; one granting law degrees and the other granting pharmacy degrees.