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Grottoes is an incorporated town in Augusta and Rockingham counties in the U.S. state of Virginia. The population was 2,668 at the 2010 census.The Rockingham County portion of Grottoes is part of the Harrisonburg Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the small portion that extends into Augusta County is part of the Staunton–Waynesboro Micropolitan Statistical Area. Only seven of the town's 2,668 residents reside in Augusta County.Grottoes is home to the Grand Caverns, America's oldest show cave.HistoryThe town was incorporated in 1892 under the name Shendun. In 1912 the name was changed to Grottoes. The Stephen Harnsberger House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.GeographyGrottoes is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles, all land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 2,114 people, 861 households, and 593 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,590.4 people per square mile (613.7/km²). There were 894 housing units at an average density of 672.6 per square mile (259.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.94% White, 3.78% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.Take a peek at our online itinerary creator: Grottoes and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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