Schuyler, Virginia: Boyhood Home of the Real John-Boy Walton

For those who still remember the TV series. Schuyler is the home town of the guy who wrote the Walton's books (and narrated the shows). His name was Earl, not John-Boy.

Walton's Mountain Museum

6484 Rockfish River Rd, Schuyler, VA
Walton's Mountain Museum. Downtown, just west of the intersection of Rockfish River Rd and Schuyler Rd.
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John-Boy Walton's Home

Situated on "Walton's Mountain," in Schuyler, a museum honors the timeless television series "The Waltons". Shuyler (population 86), is the boyhood (unincorporated) town of Earl Hamner, author and narrator of "The Waltons." The town consists of all the places that made The Waltons so special. . . including Ike Godsey's Country Store . . . and the boyhood home of Mr. Hamner. . . where the Waltons were so fervently inspired. Walton's Mountain Elementary school is the home of the current Walton's Museum. A place for bargain hunters indeed, at the museum. . for only $7 ($4 if you're actually old enough to have known Earl Hamner in his youth). . . one can enjoy a wall full of inexpensively framed memorabilia. . .consisting of pictures of the entire Walton's cast, and a few frames of film from the series. And for another 25 cents you can buy a postcard, walk to the Schuyler post office, and have it stamped with a Schuyler postmark!

[Dan Rhudy, 05/23/1999]

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