11 - Laurel Valley Community Church

How to get there - From Grindstone Campground follow VA 603 for 3 miles to the Laurel Valley Community Church on the right. There are two drives that can be used for parking.


For history lovers - Originally the Laurel Valley Lutheran Church, this church held is first service in October of 1945. The Spruce logs were donated by Blakemore Land Company and were cut on White Top Mountain and Mount Rogers. The interior trim and chancel were made of white pine from the pastor's farm. Work on this church was a community effort. In 1959, the congregation of this church joined nearby St Matthew Lutheran Church. This building became the Laurel Valley Community Church with a board composed of local residents who maintain the building and make it available for weddings and special occasions. The church is usually unlocked so that visitors may see the unusual interior.