Historic Fincastle was once one of America‚Äôs great outposts. Lewis and Clark departed from this town upon being commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the Louisiana Purchase. In many ways, Fincastle remains as it was when Lewis and Clark last saw it. The architecture of the courthouse, shops and homes that line the streets date back to the 1700s. To truly understand the significance of Fincastle as the county seat of Botetourt County, visit the Botetourt County Historic Museum and see authentic maps that show when the county stretched from Virginia to the Mississippi River covering all or part of seven present-day states.

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