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Abingdon, Virginia
the galleries and museums along Main Street. Abingdon is part of the Kingsport−Bristol (TN)−Bristol (VA) Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component

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This article is about the town. For the former plantation, see Abingdon (plantation). Town in Virginia, United StatesAbingdonTownAbingdon Welcome Sign
SealMotto(s): Honor Pro Antiquis, Fides Pro FuturisLocation in the Commonwealth of VirginiaAbingdonLocation in the Commonwealth of VirginiaShow map of VirginiaAbingdonLocation in the United StatesShow map of the United StatesAbingdonAbingdon (North America)Show map of North AmericaCoordinates: 36°42′35″N 81°58′32″W / 36.70972°N 81.97556°W / 36.70972; -81.97556Coordinates: 36°42′35″N 81°58′32″W / 36.70972°N 81.97556°W / 36.70972; -81.97556CountryUnited StatesStateVirginiaCountyWashingtonFounded1778Government • MayorJ. Wayne CraigArea[1] • Total8.06 sq mi (20.87 km2) • Land8.05 sq mi (20.85 km2) • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)Elevation2,087 ft (636 m)Population (2010) • Total8,191 • Estimate (2017)[2]7,981 • Density991.55/sq mi (382.85/km2)Time zoneUTC−5 (EST) • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)ZIP codes24210-24212Area code(s)276FIPS code51-00148[3]GNIS feature ID1498444[4]Websitewww.abingdon-va.gov

Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, 133 miles (214 km) southwest of Roanoke. The population was 8,191 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Washington County.[5] The town encompasses several historically significant sites and features a fine arts and crafts scene centered on the galleries and museums along Main Street.

Abingdon is part of the Kingsport−Bristol (TN)−Bristol (VA) Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City−Kingsport−Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area − commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.

  • 1 History
  • 2 Climate
  • 3 Geography
  • 4 Demographics
  • 5 Education
  • 6 Points of interest
  • 7 Notable people
  • 8 Mayors of Abingdon, Virginia
  • 9 References
  • 10 External links
History View of Abingdon c. 1845 Barter Theatre

The region was long the territory of varying cultures of indigenous peoples, including the Chisca and Xualae. From the late 17th-century, it was occupied by the Cherokee Nation, whose territory extended from the present-day area of borders of Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky through the spine of North Carolina and later into Georgia.

Between 1748 and 1750, Dr. Thomas Walker surveyed the land where the town of Abingdon is situated. It was on the Great Road that Colonel William Byrd III ordered cut through the wilderness on to Kingsport, Tennessee.[6] In 1760, the famed frontiersman Daniel Boone named the area Wolf Hills, after his dogs were attacked by a pack of wolves during a hunting expedition. The site of the attack is on 'Courthouse Hill'. In the twenty-first century, the town sponsored a public art event, in which artists created 27 wolf sculptures, which were installed around the town. Most were later sold at an auction to raise money for Advance Abingdon.[6]

Between the years 1765 and 1770 James Douglas, Andrew Colville, George Blackburn, Joseph Black, Samuel Briggs and James Piper settled in and around present-day Abingdon under purchases from Dr. Thomas Walker.

During Lord Dunmore's War, Joseph Black built Black's Fort in 1774 to protect local settlers in the region from attacks by the Cherokee of the Lower Towns.[6] It consisted of a log stockade, with a few log cabins inside, where nearby settlers took refuge in event of attack. They retreated to the fort in 1776 when attacked by the war leader Dragging Canoe and his Chickamauga Cherokee forces. Hoping to push out the colonists, the Cherokee had allied with the British in the American Revolutionary War.[7] The settlement was known as Black's Fort prior to being named Abingdon. Black, Briggs and Walker donated the 120 acres of land upon which the original town was laid out.

It was at the intersection of two great Indian trails, which had followed ancient animal migration trails through the mountains. It was a prime location as a trade center and access point to the west and south. In 1776 the community of Black's Fort was made the county seat of the newly formed Washington county. In 1778, Black's Fort was incorporated as the town of Abingdon, said to be named for the ancestral home of Martha Washington in Oxfordshire, England.

Possible namesakes for the town include Jake Dore's home in Abington, Pennsylvania, or Lord Abingdon, friend of settler William Campbell.[8]

Martha Washington College, a school for women, operated in Abingdon from 1860 to 1932 in a former private residence. Since 1935 the building has been occupied and operated as a hotel, the Martha Washington Inn. The Barter Theatre, the state theatre of Virginia, was opened in Abingdon in 1933 during the Great Depression.

Abingdon is the final stop along the Virginia Creeper Trail, which allows pedestrian, cyclist and equestrian traffic. This trail is 35 miles long, extending from White Top Mountain through Damascus, Virginia, with the trailhead in Abingdon. The Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia, located in Abingdon, serves as a regional genealogy center, in addition to being a repository for Washington County history.

The Abingdon Historic District, Abingdon Bank, Mont Calm, Moonlite Theatre, Dr. William H. Pitts House, White's Mill, and Baker-St. John House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[9][10]

Climate Climate data for Abingdon, Virginia Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average high °F (°C) 44.2
(6.8) 48.5
(9.2) 58.3
(14.6) 67.7
(19.8) 75.1
(23.9) 81.8
(27.7) 84.7
(29.3) 84.2
(29.0) 78.6
(25.9) 68.6
(20.3) 58.1
(14.5) 47.7
(8.7) 66.5
(19.2) Average low °F (°C) 23.6
(−4.7) 25.7
(−3.5) 32.8
(0.4) 40.1
(4.5) 48.8
(9.3) 57.0
(13.9) 60.7
(15.9) 59.9
(15.5) 53.2
(11.8) 41.4
(5.2) 33.5
(0.8) 26.4
(−3.1) 41.9
(5.5) Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.0
(100) 3.6
(91) 4.3
(110) 3.8
(97) 4.6
(120) 4.1
(100) 4.9
(120) 3.7
(94) 3.4
(86) 2.8
(71) 3.3
(84) 4.0
(100) 46.4
(1,180) Source: Weatherbase [11] Geography

Abingdon is located at 36°42′35″N 81°58′32″W / 36.70972°N 81.97556°W / 36.70972; -81.97556 (36.709773, −81.975694).[12]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21.6 km²), all land.

The town is located in the Great Appalachian Valley, between the Middle Fork and the North Fork of the Holston River.

Demographics Historical population Census Pop. %± 1870715—18801,06448.8%18901,67457.3%19001,306−22.0%19101,75734.5%19202,53244.1%19302,87713.6%19403,1589.8%19504,70949.1%19604,7581.0%19704,376−8.0%19804,318−1.3%19907,00362.2%20007,78011.1%20108,1915.3%Est. 20177,981[2]−2.6%source:[13] Office of the Abingdon Virginian newspaper

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 8,191 people, 3,878 households residing in the town. The population density was 932.6 people per square mile (360.2/km²). There were 3,788 housing units at an average density of 454.1 per square mile (175.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.8% White, 3.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.[14]

There were 3,522 households out of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the town, the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,976, and the median income for a family was $46,106. Males had a median income of $32,005 versus $22,844 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,486. About 7.3% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.


Abingdon is served by Washington County Public Schools, in which students attend Abingdon Elementary, Watauga Elementary, Greendale Elementary, E.B. Stanley Middle School, and Abingdon High School.

Virginia Highlands Community College located in Abingdon is the local community college offering 2-year degrees.

Emory & Henry College is located 7 miles outside of town.

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, on the campus of VHCC, provides the region with access to undergraduate and graduate degree programs and courses. Participating academic institutions include: Emory & Henry College, Old Dominion University, Radford University, University of Virginia, University of Virginia's College at Wise, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Highlands Community College, Virginia Intermont College, and Virginia Tech.

Points of interest View of the street near downtown Abingdon, Virginia
  • William King Museum of Art
  • Abingdon Historic District, which includes architecture dating back to the late 1700s, as well as notable buildings like the Abingdon Arts Depot, Barter Theatre and the Martha Washington Inn.
  • Barter Theatre, designated as the "State Theatre of Virginia" in 1946 and is one of the longest-running professional regional theatres in the nation. In 1940, Gregory Peck, before becoming a major star, worked in exchange for food and performed at the Barter Theatre, appearing in five plays including Family Portrait and On Earth as It Is.
  • The northern end of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail lies in Abingdon at the Abingdon Muster Grounds[15]
  • Virginia Creeper Trail, a 34.3-mile rail trail that runs from Abingdon to Whitetop, Virginia.
  • The Virginia Highlands Festival, is a festival that was started in 1948 by Robert Porterfield, founder of the Barter Theatre, as a simple one-week festival to showcase Appalachian arts and crafts. The festival has now grown into a 16-day event offering a variety of venues. Every year hundreds of volunteers work to create new events for the festival for locals and tourists to enjoy.
  • The Crooked Road- Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, Explores Virginia's mountain regions and the rich heritage of the mountain people, focusing on their traditional.
Notable people

Three Virginia governors lived here: Wyndham Robertson, David Campbell, and John B. Floyd.

  • Robert Armstrong, (1792–1854), born in Abingdon, United States Army officer and candidate for Governor of Tennessee[16]
  • Martin Beaty (1784–1856), born in Abingdon, United States Congressman from Kentucky [16]
  • Francis Preston Blair, (1791–1876), born in Abingdon, journalist and politician [16]
  • Rick Boucher, (b. 1946), Abingdon native, U.S. Congressman for the 9th congressional District (map), served 13 terms (1983-2011).
  • Scott Cooper (b. 1970), film director
  • James King Gibson, (1812–1879), born in Abingdon, United States Congressman from Virginia [16]
  • Gail Harris, (1931-2012), born in Abingdon, major league baseball player for New York Giants and Detroit Tigers[17][18]
  • Henry Jackson (1811-1857), Minnesota pioneer[19]
  • John W. Johnston, (1818–1889), nephew of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, served as United States Senator after Virginia readmitted to the Union in 1869.
  • Joseph E. Johnston, (1807–1891), lived in Abingdon as a boy, Confederate General in the American Civil War.
  • Eric McClure (b. 1978), driver in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
  • William McMillan, (1764–1804), born in Abingdon, lawyer. district attorney, and United States Congressman from Ohio Territory.[16]
  • Henry Warren Ogden (1842-1905), born in Abingdon, became a Louisiana planter and politician; Confederate States of America lieutenant and prisoner of war.
  • Granville Henderson Oury, (1825–1885), born in Abingdon, captain in the Confederate Army and later United States Congressman from Arizona.[16]
  • John S. Preston, (1809–1881), born in Abingdon, Confederate general in the American Civil War and South Carolina politician
  • Robert Sheffey (1820–1902), grew up in Abingdon, eccentric Methodist circuit-rider and evangelist.
  • Hiram Emory Widener Jr., (1923–2007), born and died in Abingdon, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and one of the longest-serving federal judges in United States history.
Mayors of Abingdon, Virginia
  • John Montgomery Preston 1834–1836, 1842–1843
  • J. M. Butt 1910-1912
  • T.H. Crabtree 1912–1916, 1926–1930, 1936–1940.
  • A.P. Hutton 1920–1922
  • George F. Grant 1916–1920
  • R.B. Hagy 1922–1926, 1931–1935
  • E.W. Potts 1935–1936
  • T.C. Phillips 1940–1946
  • Ronald C. Craig 1946–1948
  • John C. Summers Jr. 1948–1950
  • Charles Henry Butt 1950–1966
  • J.A. Johnson 1966–1972
  • George W. Summerson 1972–1978
  • Harry L. Coomes 1978–1982
  • French Moore Jr.
  • Joe Phipps
  • Lois Humphries
  • Ed Morgan 2010–2016
  • Cathy Lowe 2016–2018
  • J. Wayne Craig 2018–Present
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  15. ^ "Official site". Abingdon Muster Grounds. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
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  18. ^ Gail Harris Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
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Abingdon (VA) (Images of America)
Abingdon (VA) (Images of America)
The charming town of Abingdon is nestled in southwestern Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and situated along the Holston River. Originally known as Wolf Hills-a name bestowed upon the town by Daniel Boone-Abingdon was renamed in honor of Martha Washington's home in England. The town today enjoys a rich and varied palate suitable for residents and tourists, young and old alike. Images of America: Abingdon, Virginia celebrates the town's singular heritage by offering readers a rare find of almost 200 photographs, showcasing many well-known town entities, personalities, and businesses from the past century. These images portray such structures as the Stonewall Jackson Female Institute, the Abingdon Academy, the Belmont Hotel, and the Martha Washington Inn, as well as the Barter Theater, unique in its exchange of food and household goods for performances. Long-gone but rarely forgotten individuals also make appearances, allowing newcomers the chance to meet the people behind the names and longtime residents an opportunity to visit with old friends.

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Haunts of Virginia's Blue Ridge Highlands (Haunted America)
Haunts of Virginia's Blue Ridge Highlands (Haunted America)
A Confederate soldier forever lost at Cumberland Gap, the wispy woman of Roanoke College and the spectral horse that runs the streets of Abingdon are among the restless spirits of southwestern Virginia. Join local author Joe Tennis as he takes readers on both sides of the Blue Ridge to explore the ghostly tales of Appalachia and the Crooked Road. Peer over the rim of the New Castle Murder Hole, dive into the mysteries of Mountain Lake and wander among the lost graves of Wise County to discover the haunted lore of Virginia's Blue Ridge Highlands.This book bridges the Blue Ridge Parkway and follows the entire length of the Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. It explores a couple dozen counties, with tales of towns called Fincastle and Saltville tucked away in Virginia's scenic southwestern corner. Each chapter is based on a blend of folk legends, longtime traditions, historical research and firsthand accounts.A bibliography is included, along with a map and 45 photographs.

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The Barter Theatre Story: Love Made Visible
The Barter Theatre Story: Love Made Visible
Published in 1982, The Barter Theatre Story: Love Made Visible tells the colorful history of a remarkable American cultural institution. Opened by native Virginian Robert Porterfield in 1933, the Barter Theatre offered the people of Abingdon, Virginia, and the surrounding area entertainment and a much-needed escape from their Depression-era working lives. It became the State Theatre of Virginia in 1946 and it is where the likes of Gregory Peck, Ernest Borgnine, Patricia Neal, Ned Beatty, and Hume Cronyn got their starts. Mark Dawidziak, a journalist from New York who spent much of his twenties in Appalachia and grew to admire the theater, tells the improbable story of the Barter Theatre, which remains one of the last year-round professional resident repertory theaters in the country.

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Abingdon (Images of Modern America)
Abingdon (Images of Modern America)
According to legend, in about 1760, Daniel Boone first named this hinterlands settlement "Wolf Hills." Incorporated in 1778, the town of Abingdon became the leading trade, business, and legal center for Southwest Virginia from the late 1700s to mid-1800s. With a key location along the Great Wagon Road, the community blossomed during the 19th and 20th centuries due to trade, railroad commerce, banking, industry, and its natural resources, such as timber and salt from nearby Saltville. However, from the 1960s to 1980s, downtown lost several historic landmarks to fire and demolition. Businesses began to move to outlying shopping centers, and small, locally owned businesses were replaced by national chain stores. Railroad traffic decreased and no longer moved goods and passengers. Previously the locus for commerce, transportation, and entertainment, the historic downtown area transitioned to an arts and tourist destination and to a unique crossroads service area with government centers, restaurants, speciality stores, offices, banks, and hotels.

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In Search of Eden (The Second Chances Collection Book #2)
In Search of Eden (The Second Chances Collection Book #2)
More Heart-Gripping Fiction From Bestselling Author Linda NicholsA girl who has never been able to settle down, Miranda begins various adventures, but whenever reality begins to tarnish her dreams, she gives up. As she approaches her twenty-seventh birthday, she determines to reinvent her life. But there's one loose end to tie down first...Joseph Williams, the chief of police in Abingdon, Virginia, always tries to do what is right, to perform his duty and protect those he loves. He becomes suspicious of the new woman in town, and after checking further, he discovers she has no history. Then he finds a baby picture of his niece in her possession...In Search of Eden is a story about law and grace, about forgiveness and redemption, about finding joy and rest in a broken world.

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Photo Birds eye view of Abingdon, Va. 1915
Photo Birds eye view of Abingdon, Va. 1915
The Panoramic Photograph Collection contains approximately four thousand images featuring American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits. These panoramas offer an overview of the nation, its enterprises and its interests, with a focus on the start of the twentieth century when the panoramic photo format was at the height of its popularity. Subject strengths include: agricultural life; beauty contests; disasters; engineering work such as bridges, canals and dams; fairs and expositions; military and naval activities, especially during World War I; the oil industry; schools and college campuses, sports, and transportation. The images date from 1851 to 1991 and depict scenes in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. More than twenty foreign countries and a few U.S. territories are also represented. Photo Birds eye view of Abingdon, Va. 1915. Reprint is 36 in. x 9 in. on archival quality photo paper.

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The Virginia Creeper in Ashe County (Images of Rail)
The Virginia Creeper in Ashe County (Images of Rail)
West Jefferson did not exist until local entrepreneurs saw an opportunity to run the tracks from Whitetop Mountain in Virginia to North Carolina. In 1914, the Virginia Carolina Railroad came to Ashe County. Virgin timber grew in the mountains, luring the Hassenger Lumber Company into the area. Small sawmills and lumbering operations were located “up every holler,” so the tracks were expanded into Elkland, known today as Todd. Until 1933, the train ran daily into the county, and communities such as Nella, Tuckerdale, Camrose, Bowie, Lansing, Warrensville, Berlin, and West Jefferson grew up along the tracks. The timber was gone by 1929, and when the Great Depression came, the Norfolk and Western Abingdon Line made the slow grinding haul up the mountain every week. During the 1950s and 1960s, the spectacular fall leaf displays made excursion trains popular for tourists. The last train ran in 1977, and the tracks in Ashe County were removed, leaving only a few vestiges to show the train was ever here.

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Retro 80s Style Abingdon VA T-Shirt
Retro 80s Style Abingdon VA T-Shirt
Retro 80s Style Abingdon VA T-Shirt. Grunge style Abingdon VA shirt - must have for anyone that lives in or visits Abingdon. Design has Abingdon in a retro font above distressed stripes with shape of Virginia in it. Abingdon T-Shirt. Whether you live in Abingdon Virginia or just visit - this is a must have shirt! Everyone will love the classic look of this Abingdon t-shirt. Great gift or souvenir for family and friends. Click on our brand name above to see all the other city t-shirts that are available!

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Night on the Flint River: An Accidental Journey in Knowing God
Night on the Flint River: An Accidental Journey in Knowing God
Our most profound experiences of God often come when we least expect them: in the moments of our lives when something outside the ordinary confronts us. What we learn in these moments -- about ourselves and about God -- can be learned in no other way. These moments offer insight not otherwise available to us, gifts we would not otherwise receive, peace we would not otherwise know.In these accidental journeys with God -- these moments of greatest vulnerability -- we experience the rare glimpses of God's love and grace that remind us that every moment of our living and dying is embraced by God's presence and purpose. These moments shape our living and believing for the rest of our lives.In this volume, Roberta Bondi reflects upon one such accidental journey with God and shows us how to pay attention to how God uses these moments for our good.

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Abingdon (Then and Now)
Abingdon (Then and Now)
Abingdon, first named Wolf Hills by Daniel Boone, was one of the earliest towns and commercial centers in southwestern Virginia. Named after Martha Washington's ancestral parish in England, this unique town has weathered many economic changes and has emerged as a leading cultural and arts center for the area.

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