March 27th, 2017

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History

Glen Maury Park

 

 

In 1971, the City of Buena Vista became concerned about the need for a dependable source of water for both industrial and residential use. At that time the City purchased what was known as the ‘old Paxton Place’ as a future site for the construction of a City reservoir. A far-sighted City Manager recognized that the farm could provide both water and a much needed recreational facility for the community and it was renamed Glen Maury, a Scotch name meaning Valley of the Maury River.

 

The development of Glen Maury Park was an ambitious and expensive project for a small community. The Virginia Historic Landmark Commission proclaimed the Paxton House an historic landmark in the spring of 1978. Today Glen Maury Park is a 315-acre camping and recreational facility which our City is proud to own and provide for the residents of Buena Vista and visitors to the community.

 

The City looks on the past of Glen Maury Park and the Paxton House with pride and admiration for our heritage and looks forward to the future with great anticipation.