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​​​​Interstate 81 Directions to the house:


From Bristol, follow Interstate 81 north to exit 39 (Seven Mile Ford). Turn right, then an immediate left onto Lee Highway/Highway Eleven. Follow to stop sign. Turn right onto Adwolfe Road. Follow to stop sign. Turn left onto Thomas Bridge Road. Go approximately two miles. The house is located on the left.


From Wytheville, follow Interstate 81 south to exit 44 (Marion). Turn right, follow to stop sign. Turn left onto Main Street/Highway Eleven. Follow to stop sign. Turn left onto Adwolfe Road. Follow to stop sign. Turn left onto Thomas Bridge Road. Go approximately two miles. The house is located on the left.

The Octagon House was listed as one of Virginia's most endangered places in 2015.

For more information click on this site:  https: preservationvirginia.org

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The Octagon House Foundation, Inc. was created in 2014 by a group of enthusiastic restoration supporters. Years of neglect and deterioration have created a monumental, but not impossible task.


 Much work has already been done to determine the feasibility of saving this wonderful stately old home.


 After being assured that it can be done, several projects have already been completed to stop further deterioration.  Many citizens of Smyth County, former county citizens, Thomas Family members, and countless others have volunteered to work and made contributions.  Much work remains to be done, but the dream of complete restoration is a powerful motivator. Thank you to all supporters!

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Renovation and preservation projects are especially challenging--this one will not be an exception. 

Learn what the future may hold for the Octagon House and grounds

Abijah Thomas, Smyth County industrialists had this unique home built on his country home 

Octagon House Foundation, Inc. P O Box 1701 Marion VA 24354