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Troutville, VA Contractors

Troutville is a small town in Botetourt County, Virginia. It's about 20 miles northeast of Roanoke and part of the Roanoke Metropolitan Area. Troutville, VA has a population of almost 450 and a total area of nearly .9 square miles; it was founded in 1956.

History

Pioneers from Pennsylvania and Maryland passed through the Troutville area in the mid-1700s while following Native American Trails from Philadelphia to North Carolina. Until the 1890s, Troutville experienced very little growth, even though it had a railroad station. Only three families, the Trout brothers and their clans, lived there. As a result, the town was named for Jim, John and George Trout.

Demographics

There are almost 200 households in Troutville, and a quarter of them include kids under 18. Almost 50 percent of the households are married couples. The median resident age is 42 years, and the median household income is $55,000.

Historic Houses

The Thomas D. Kinzie House was completed in 1911 and listed on the National Register Of Historic Places in 2002. It boasts Queen Anne architecture with a slate roof, projected gables and a wraparound porch. The Bryan McDonald Jr., House was built in 1766 and features Georgian Period architecture. It was listed on the National Register Of Historic Places in 2011.

Botetourt County Museum

For American History buffs, the Botetourt County Historical Museum in nearby Fincastle, VA, is packed with artifacts from the westward migration. The building was constructed in the late 1700s to serve as a law office.

Botetourt Sports Complex/Greenfield Recreation Park

The Botetourt Sports Complex is a state-of-the-art facility with four championship softball fields. The complex is located in the 125-acre Greenfield Recreation Park where visitors can enjoy horseback riding, hiking and sports fields.

Troutville Town Park

The five-acre Troutville Town Park has picnic shelters, a kids' playground and a paved walking track.

Hiking Trails

In and around Troutville are a variety of hiking trails that range from easy to difficult. Two popular trails are Tinkers Cliff and McAfee Knob.

Virginia's Explore Park

Thirty minutes south of Troutville, Virginia's Explore Park offers a host of recreational activities. Located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, there are hiking and biking trails, historical structures and Roanoke River access.

Virginia Museum Of Transportation

Transportation enthusiasts will appreciate the Virginia Museum Of Transportation in Roanoke. Cited as having "one of the finest rail collections in the United States," the Rail Yard includes a variety of engines and cabooses. There are also model train sets, antique autos, an aviation gallery and truck and bus exhibits.

Winston Link Museum

Another must-see for train lovers, the Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, VA, is a stunning collection of train photography. Most images are from the last days of the Norfolk & Western Railroad in the middle 1950s.

Going Ductless In Troutville

Troutville may be a small town, but the people who live here enjoy saving money as much as anyone. Savvy homeowners are learning that ductless HVAC in Troutville is one of the easiest ways to cut energy costs day in and day out. With winter highs in the 40s and summer highs in the 80s, ductless heat pumps are well-suited to the Troutville climate and can keep you comfortable indoors 365 days a year. With an energy-efficient Mitsubishi Electric Mini Split System, you can heat and cool only the rooms you use. For a free in-home consultation, contact a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractor in your area.