History

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  • Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia
    A visit to The Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia is like stepping one hundred years into the past. Visit this 67 acre open air museum and learn the st
  • Laurel Hill – Birthplace of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart

    Confederate Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart told his brother in 1863 "I would give anything to make a pilgrimage to the old place, and when the w

  • Grave of William Letcher

    William Letcher's grave us the oldest in Patrick County, VA. He was killed by a British Tory at his doorstep in 1780. He was the great-grandfather of Ma

  • Fairview Historic Homestead

    At Fairview, learn about the Hagy family, a family whose history parallels the American experience. The Hagys were Swiss immigrants to the American colo

  • Abingdon Muster Grounds

    In the summer of 1780, the Southern American colonies – and hopes of independence – seemed at the mercy of an invading British army. A milit

  • The Tavern-1779

    The Tavern: The oldest building in Abingdon, constructed in 1779, the Tavern served as a field hospital during the Civil War. In the hospital section on

  • Washington County Courthouse

    Washington County Courthouse: the previous courthouse, also located on this site, was burned on December 14, 1864, during Stoneman's Raid, by Union Capt

  • Sinking Spring Cemetery

    Sinking Spring Cemetery: Cemetery is the final resting place for Brig. Gen. John B. Floyd, Lt. Col. W.W. Blackford, Civil War era Richmond newspaper edi

  • Historical Society of Washington County

    The Historical Society's office is at 341 W. Main St., in downtown Abingdon.

    The Society is the leading center in the region for

  • White’s Mill

    Established in 1790, this is one of the only water-powered flour mills still operating in Southwest Virginia. It is a National and a Virginia Historic

  • Abingdon Historic District

    Abingdon is a Virginia Historic Landmark. It's 20-square block Historic District includes: Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum, which shows how a typical fami

  • Hensley’s Settlement

    Hensley's Settlement is part of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, which lies in three states: Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. The preserved set