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Welcome to Town of Gate City


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Who We Are

  • Located in the Mountains of Southwest Virginia and home of mighty Blue Devils!”
  • Gate City is the welcome center to Southwest Virginia and beyond.”
  • We have a population of 2,034 and serve as the seat of Scott County’s government.”
  • Rich in Pioneer and Native American History.”
  • Home of Moccasin Gap and a part of the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail and Crooked Road.”
  • We have a variety of unique antique stores, family operated retail stores, food boutiques, parks, old timey hardware store, and a golf course.”
  • Minutes away from the legendary Carter Fold Performance Center and Creation Kingdom Zoo.”
  • Free weekly summer concerts, BBQ contest, music festivals, car shows, Halloween event, and Christmas Parade.”

  • Located within Tri-Cities Metropolitan Area: Kingsport, TN (10 miles), Johnson City, TN (20 miles), Bristol, VA (30 miles). The combined population is 500,538.”
  • We have beautiful vistas, top quality education, and small town charm!”

What are they saying?

Wow, the concerts are awesome. Gate city is such a fun place. Go for a vacation their and chill out! So serene and beautiful.

Savita Khanna

Had so much fun at this place. They have awesome free concerts and so many activities. Highly recommend you go for a vacation here!

Veronica Panday

“Sooooo much potential in this town…arts, music, crafts, location nature…and the people!!!”

James Peters

“A sweet country town close to all our hearts. A place for children to grow up to love the things of country life where warmth and friendship all found.”

Linda Bullock

“I luv it here. Its a very good & safe place to raise your kids.”

Tammy Cameron Conley

“Great town to live in and full of great down to earth people! Proud to be a member of the community!”

Allan Roberts
“This is a great place to live.!!”
Carolyn Shaffer Welch

“Love this place it’s where I was born n raised… My hometown… A lot great Times and great memories here in Gate City VA.”

Brittany Nicole Collins
“I miss living near this town! Living there was the first time in my life that I actually felt like I was at home.”
Pat Booth
“Gate City and Scott Co. Are both learning how to market the area for tourism. I think it a great change because it is a beautiful area to live.”
Janice Gillenwater
“Family has been here since early 1800’s. Must be a great place to live”
Dale & Deborah Hassebrock
“I was raised here. Went to school here. This is a great place to live!!”
Carolyn Shaffer Welch
“I love our town! Its home and will always will be!”
Patsy Blessing
“Gate City will always be my hometown!”

Margaret Orr Simmons
“Such a peaceful beautiful town!”
Wanda Salyer
“OMG …love all the change I see to my little home town!!!…….”
Teresa Garvin
“Awwww, how beautiful, my home town!……”
Kim Rhoten Haskins
“Home of the mighty Gate City Blue Devils. Go Big Blue!! …… “
Mark Nuchels
“Love visiting Gate City. So relaxing! …..”
Mark Adams
“I love this town ! Home sweet home!……”
Matt Williams
“My Home ,,, I love it ,,, and I’m “Staying! ……”
Fritz Falin
I’ll always Love Gate City ,,, Rain , Snow , Sleet , Or Sunshine ! My Home town and I’m proud it’s where I grew up . Big Blue Forever!
Fritz Falin
HOMESICK!!! Can not wait till I retire!
Joanne Lunsford Gaspard
I love Gate City my home town

Patsy Blessing
Beautiful—and Home!
Louise Roberson
Love this place it’s where I was born n raised… My hometown… A lot great Times and great memories here in Gate City Va
Lisa Martin Lauber
I love gate city the people are so nice!! Gate city middle is a great school my kids enjoyed going to that school!
Jessica Ripa