“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Washington County, Virginia

Clickable Map of Washington County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Washington County, VA (108) Bristol Ind. City, VA (14) Grayson County, VA (30) Russell County, VA (14) Scott County, VA (36) Smyth County, VA (62) Johnson County, TN (11) Sullivan County, TN (116)  WashingtonCounty(108) Washington County (108)  (14) Bristol (14)  GraysonCounty(30) Grayson County (30)  RussellCounty(14) Russell County (14)  ScottCounty(36) Scott County (36)  SmythCounty(62) Smyth County (62)  JohnsonCountyTennessee(11) Johnson County (11)  SullivanCounty(116) Sullivan County (116)
Abingdon is the county seat for Washington County
Adjacent to Washington County, Virginia
      Bristol (14)  
      Grayson County (30)  
      Russell County (14)  
      Scott County (36)  
      Smyth County (62)  
      Johnson County, Tennessee (11)  
      Sullivan County, Tennessee (116)  
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1 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — K-49 — Abingdon
First known as Wolf Hills, land was patented here by Dr. Thomas Walker in 1750. Black's Fort was built, 1776. The town of Abingdon was established in 1778 as the county seat of Washington County. A courthouse, built about 1800, was replaced in . . . Map (db m7805) HM
2 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — 5 — Abingdon Bank
[Top plaque] ]This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior [Center plaque] The Abingdon Bank has been registered as a . . . Map (db m209906) HM
3 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — 15 — Abingdon Courthouse
Built in 1869 to replace the courthouse of 1850 built on this site. Burned during Stoneman Raid - Dec. 15, 1864.Map (db m211145) HM
4 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Abingdon House
Built circa 1850 by Col. John Preston of Walnut Grove as a gift to his daughter Margaret G. White.Map (db m209966) HM
5 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Abingdon in the Civil WarWyatt's Revenge — Stoneman's Raid —
(preface) On December 1, 1864, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 5,700 cavalrymen east from Knoxville, Tennessee, to destroy iron-, lead-, and saltworks in Virginia that were essential to the Confederate war effort. After actions at Kingsport . . . Map (db m67298) HM
6 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Animals in Service"Always Faithful"
Many types of animals have been used in military service since ancient time. From Hannibal crossing the Alps with a herd of elephants to the well known work dogs still employed today in our military, animals have long provided loyal and dedicated . . . Map (db m210297) HM
7 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Barter TheatreTheatre on a Grand Scale
This building was erected in 1831. The Barter Theatre was founded by Robert Porterfield during the Depression of 1932. The original idea of the Barter Theatre was to bring together the hungry actor and the farmer with a supply of produce. . . . Map (db m209944) HM
8 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Barter TheatreTheatre on a Grand Scale
This building was erected in 1831. The Barter Theatre was founded by Robert Porterfield during the Depression of 1932. The original idea of the Barter Theatre was to bring together the hungry actor and the farmer with a supply of produce. . . . Map (db m209967) HM
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9 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — K-53 — Barter Theatre
The Barter Theatre building was constructed about 1830 as a church, which was remodeled several times. Among the oldest theaters in America, the building hosted its first performance in 1876. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, Robert . . . Map (db m45236) HM
10 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Battle of Kings MountainSouth Carolina – 7 Oct 1780
Major William Edmiston. William Edmiston was named by General William Campbell as the commanding officer of the Virginia Militia at the Battle of King’s Mountain SC. Known for bravery under fire Major Edmiston ordered his troops up the mountain . . . Map (db m46267) HM
11 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Black's FortSite of Washington County's First Court January 28, 1777
Black's Fort History from History of Southwest Virginia, 1746-1786 Washington County 1777-1870 by Lewis Preston Summers In 1760, what was to become Abingdon received its first name, Wolf Hills, from Daniel Boone after his hunting party was . . . Map (db m210058) HM
12 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — K-50 — Boyhood Home of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston
Born in Prince Edward Co. on 3 Feb. 1807, Joseph Eggleston Johnston, the son of Judge Peter Johnston, moved a mile north of here with his family in 1811. He attended Abingdon Male Academy and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in . . . Map (db m45330) HM
13 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Brigadier General William Edmondson “Grumble” Jones, CSA Rock
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14 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Bronze "Yellow" Ribbon Monument"Until You're Home Again"
Since the beginning of our nation in 1776, American service men and women have marched away to distant places, leaving friends, family and their own hopes and dreams in order that others may be free. Over the years we have used different . . . Map (db m67305) HM WM
15 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Celebrate! A Social History of AbingdonDesigned and Painted by Ellen Elmes — Abingdon, Virginia, 2014 —
Banner One: Blazing Trails in the Wilderness and for Freedom – Following buffalo and ancient Indian trails, the Cherokee and Shawnee were succeded by surveyors and explorers including Daniel Boone (1760). Colonial settlers showed their . . . Map (db m210119) HM
16 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Civil War1861-1865
The American Civil War (1861-1865) was the result of decades of tension between the North and the South. Chief among the issues were expansion of slavery into the western territories, the South's declining political power, states' rights, and the . . . Map (db m210072) HM
17 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Col. James White House
Boyhood home of Rev. Robert Sheffey, “The Saint of the Wilderness”, legendary circuit-riding frontier preacher who gave up wealth and social position to spread the Word and Spirit of God. Built in 1820 by James and Elizabeth White. Partially . . . Map (db m209907) HM
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18 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Cold War1947-1991
The "Cold War”, often dated from 1947-1991, was a sustained state of high political and military tension between the powers of the Western World, led by the United States and its NATO allies, and the communist world, led by the . . . Map (db m208196) HM
19 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Confederate General John Hunt Morgan
Confederate General John Hunt Morgan, "The Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" was placed here in the Martin tomb for a short time after his death in Greeneville, Tennessee on September 4. 1864. General Morgan's funeral was the largest Abingdon had . . . Map (db m104883) HM
20 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Daughters of the American RevolutionDAR
The Daughters of the American Revolution, founded 1890 in Washington D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization of over a million members. The DAR mission is dedicated to preserving American history, securing . . . Map (db m210279) HM
21 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — 4 — First Washington County Courthouse
The first court house of Washington County, built 1778 of surplus logs from Blacks Fort. Size 20 foot square. In use from 1778-1800.Map (db m209903) HM
22 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — For God and Country
The Chaplain Corps dates back to July 1774 when the Continental Congress at the request of General George Washington authorized one chaplain for each regiment of the Continental Army. The Navy Chaplaincy was instituted in November of that same . . . Map (db m208374) HM
23 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — K-58 — Governor David Campbell
David Campbell was born in Aug. 1779 at Royal Oak in Washington County (present-day Smyth County), Virginia. His family eventually moved to Hall's Bottom outside Abingdon. Campbell served in the infantry during the War of 1812 and was promoted to . . . Map (db m45323) HM
24 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — K-59 — Governor John B. Floyd
John Buchanan Floyd, son of Governor John Floyd (1738-1837), was born in Montgomery County on 1 June 1806. He represented Washington County in the Virginia House of Delegates (1847-1849) and served as governor of Virginia (1849-1852). Floyd was . . . Map (db m45027) HM
25 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — K-57 — Green Spring Presbyterian Church
Green Spring Presbyterian Church was organized by 1784 and met in a log structure that stood east of here. The present church location has been in use since about 1794 when James Montgomery deeded the property to the congregation as long as its . . . Map (db m104889) HM
26 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — History of Barter Stage II
1830 Constructed as Protestant Methodist Church. 1867 Presbyterian Female Institute established. 1868 Stonewall Jackson Female Institute open. Building used as Chapter House for school's literary societies and YWCA. 1914 Fire destroys . . . Map (db m233858) HM
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27 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — History of Veterans Day
Veterans Day is an official United States holiday honoring the men and women who have served in military service. It is observed each year on November 11. Veterans Day coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are also celebrated in . . . Map (db m210121) HM
28 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Home of William King
First Brick House in Abingdon. Built 1803. He gave to the town, Abingdon Male Academy now William King Arts Center.Map (db m211146) HM
29 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Hubert J. Treacy, Jr.
On March 13, 1942, FBI Special Agents (SAs) Hubert J. Treacy, Jr. and Charlie Tignor, at a spot near this location, attempted to arrest two fugitives who immediately opened fire on the agents. SA Treacy was killed instantly and SA Tignor was . . . Map (db m210074) HM
30 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Inciting Deadly Resistance
As the American Revolution dragged into its fifth weary year in 1780, this quiet corner of the colonies was thrust into the fray. An incendiary threat by British Major Patrick Ferguson provoked the people of this area to action. Angered by . . . Map (db m210144) HM
31 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — K-61 — John Campbell
John Campbell, the brother of Governor David Campbell, was born about 1788 in part of Washington County, that is present-day Smyth County. Campbell attended the College of New Jersey (later became Princeton) and Washington College. He was a member . . . Map (db m45255) HM
32 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — K-47 — King's Mountain Men
From this vicinity went forth a force of Virginians, under the command of Colonel William Campbell, to fight against the British in the Carolinas, 1780. The Virginia troops played an important part in the victory of King's Mountain, South Carolina, . . . Map (db m45394) HM
33 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Landon BoydTreason-Trial Juror
Landon Boyd, an African American brick mason born into slavery, was an Abingdon resident. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Civil War, he lived in Richmond. In May 1867, he served on the petit jury for the U.S. District Court in Richmond . . . Map (db m67292) HM
34 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — 14 — Law Office
Law office of Gen. Francis Preston, 1815-1838 and of John B. Floyd, 1830-1863. Original log underneath.Map (db m209909) HM
35 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Lewis & Clark Expedition
The Lewis & Clark Expedition, known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to cross the northwestern portion of the United States. On May 14, 1804, the Corps – consisting of 33 men – departed from St. Louis for the . . . Map (db m210068) HM
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36 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Liberty-Peace Tree
The first “Liberty Tree” was an American Elm Tree that stood on the Boston Commons in Boston, Massachusetts prior to the American Revolution. On 14 August 1765 a group of men calling themselves the “Sons of Liberty” gathered in Boston under the elm . . . Map (db m210064) HM
37 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Marcella
Built in 1845 by the Rev. Phillip Rohr; previously known as the Duke House.Map (db m209916) HM
38 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — K-56 — Martha Washington College
The McCabe Lodge No. 56, Independent Order of Odd Fellows decided in 1853 to establish a women's college named after Martha Washington. The Holston Conference of the Methodist Church assumed control of the project by 1858. That same year the . . . Map (db m45239) HM
39 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest medal of valor that can be bestowed upon members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. It is sometimes referred to as the “Congressional Medal of Honor” because it is presented to the . . . Map (db m210109) HM
40 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Overmountain Men
In the summer of 1780, the American Colonies' hopes of independence seemed bleak. Britain's commander in the South, Lord Charles Cornwallis, considered the southern colonies, especially Georgia and the Carolinas, mostly loyal to King George. . . . Map (db m210066) HM
41 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Poppies
Since World War I, the poppy has stood as a symbol of remembrance and pledge to never forget all who have fallen in war and military operations. Prior to World War I, few poppies grew in the fields of Flanders which were located in Belgium and . . . Map (db m210298) HM
42 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — POW★MIAYou Are Not Forgotten
At the end of the Vietnam War (1959-1975), there were more than 2,000 servicemen and women missing in action in Vietnam, Laos and other countries in Southeast Asia. The National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast . . . Map (db m67351) HM WM
43 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Purple Heart
The Purple Heart is an American military decoration awarded in the name of the President of the United States to members of the Armed Forces wounded in combat, or posthumously to the next of kin for those killed or who die of wounds received in . . . Map (db m210296) HM
44 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Pvt. Michael WidenerContinental Army — Virginia Militia — Revolutionary War —
Michael Widener (1758-1843) immigrated to America from Germany a few years before the American Revolution and served in the Virginia Militia and the Continental Army during the Revolution. He first saw service under the command of Captain Abraham . . . Map (db m210282) HM
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45 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — K-60 — Revolutionary War Muster Ground
To the south at Craig’s (Dunn’s) Meadow, is the likely site of the Washington County militia’s muster ground for the Revolutionary War’s Kings Mountain Campaign. In Sept. 1780, under the com- mand of Col. William Campbell the militiamen . . . Map (db m46264) HM
46 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Russell House
Built in 1792 by Andrew Russell, who was Dep. Clerk of the Circuit Court of Washington County for 50 years (1791-1841). East wing added in 1876 by Samuel Honaker.Map (db m209913) HM
47 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — K-52 — Sinking Spring Cemetery
In 1773, the Rev. Charles Cummings became the first minister of the Sinking Spring Presbyterian congregation, among the earliest in Southwest Virginia, and the first meetinghouse was soon constructed here of logs. The earliest marked grave in . . . Map (db m104672) HM
48 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Sinking Springs Cemetery Confederate Memorial
Wm. Fletcher Addison • Brig. Gen. J. B. Floyd • Capt. W. T. Baldwin • Capt. John W. Barr • Col. Wm. W. Blackford • W. A. Buckley • Sgt. John W. Butt • Dr. E.M. Campbell • Maj. J.C. Campbell • Col. D. A. F. Campbell • J. E. Clark • Lewis Thompson . . . Map (db m210125) WM
49 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — K-48 — Site of Black’s Fort
The fort, built in 1776, stood a short distance to the south. Here the first court of Washington County was held, January 28, 1777.Map (db m45021) HM
50 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Sons of the American RevolutionSAR
The Sons of the American Revolution was founded in 1889. Its mission and purpose is maintaining and extending "the institutions of American freedom, an appreciation for true patriotism, a respect for our national symbols, the value of American . . . Map (db m210115) HM
51 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Spirit of 1776
In 1776 a small group of American patriots gathered in the colonial town of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These men of courage, conviction and vision came forth with new ideas and ideals to form a new nation based upon the untested principles that all . . . Map (db m210283) HM
52 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Split Rail Fence & The American Chestnut(Castanea dentata)
Split Rail fences were used by early pioneer families to fence in their livestock, to protect their crops from their farm animals, and to mark boundary lines. The fences were constructed out of timber logs which were split into rails. Most split . . . Map (db m67299) HM
53 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Star-Spangled Banner
The Star-Spangled Banner, the national anthem of the United States, was written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812, and set to the music of To Anacreon in Heaven, an old English tune. In the summer of 1813, Major George . . . Map (db m210253) HM
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54 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — K-54 — Stonewall Jackson Female Institute
Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church established the institute in 1868 for the education of young women. As a tribute, it was named for Confederate Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. The Floyd family property was purchased in Feb. 1868 to house . . . Map (db m45135) HM
55 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — The Chase BeginsAbingdon Mustering Ground
Determined men on horseback filled this muster ground on September 24, 1780. Their goal: hunt down British Major Patrick Ferguson and his 1,000 loyalist soldiers. Called to action by American Colonel William Campbell, 400 men from the surrounding . . . Map (db m210131) HM
56 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — The Crooked Road / AbingdonVirginia’s Heritage Music Trail
(left panel) The Crooked Road Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Coalfields region, southwest Virginia is blessed with historic and contemporary music venues, musicians, and fretted instrument . . . Map (db m233859) HM
57 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — The Cummings Cabin
"Parson" Charles Cummings was called by the Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church to be its minister on January 5, 1773. He accepted the call on June 2, 177,and continued as its minister until approximately 1792. This cabin was built by Parson . . . Map (db m211155) HM
58 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — The Minutemen"Citizen Soldiers"
During the colonial days, Minutemen were a small hand-picked elite force of citizen soldiers who were required to be highly mobile and able to assemble quickly. Minutemen were selected from militia muster rolls by their commanding officers. . . . Map (db m67311) HM
59 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — The Muster Grounds
Here in September 1780, 400 men heeded the call to muster by Colonels Arthur and William Campbell. The members of Black's Fort Chapter, NSDAR and General William Campbell Chapter NSSAR honor the sacrifices of their heroic overmountain ancestors. . . . Map (db m210151) HM WM
60 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — The Story of Lt. Billy Webb
Lt. Billy Webb was one of the countless thousands of our fallen servicemen and women who gave their lives for “our freedom.” William “Billy” Webb was born and raised in Abingdon, VA and was the only son of Grant and Mary Gray Webb. As a . . . Map (db m210073) HM
61 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — The Tavern1779
Oldest building in Abingdon Originally a stagecoach stop, inn, and tavern First post office west of the Blue Ridge Served as a hospital for wounded soldiers during the Civil WarMap (db m209975) HM
62 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — The Tavern – 1779
Oldest original historic building in Abingdon, VirginiaMap (db m209972) HM
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63 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — The Virginia Creeper
The Abingdon Branch “The Virginia Creeper” Norfolk & Western Railway’s Abingdon Branch began in 1887 as the Abingdon Coal and Iron Railroad (AC&IRR). The Virginia-Carolina Railroad (VCRR) bought the AC&IRR in 1900, and . . . Map (db m67291) HM
64 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — The War on Terrorism
On September 11, 2001 four U.S. airliners en route to various airports in the United States were almost simultaneously highjacked in a coordinated attack against the United States by a radical Islamic terrorist group known as “al-Qaeda”. The purpose . . . Map (db m210174) HM
65 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — U.S.-Mexican War Reported unreadable
In the years preceding the war with Mexico, the United States and Mexico were two nations headed in opposite directions. The United States, inspired by the concept of “Manifest Destiny,” confidently expanded its territories westward. Meanwhile, . . . Map (db m231522) HM
66 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Veterans Memorial Park
On June 2, 2003, at the request of local military veterans, the Town of Abingdon set aside, dedicated and designated this 13 acre tract of land as Veterans Memorial Park to be a permanent place to recognize and pay tribute to American military . . . Map (db m210059) HM WM
67 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — 6 — Virginia House(Dunn's Hotel)
Original inn built by John Dunn 1849. Used as court house and hospital during Civil War.Map (db m209951) HM
68 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Walnut GroveYeary Cabin
Walnut Grove, a recreation of an early Appalachian homestead, is an authentic representation of what was common to pioneer life in this region from the late 1700's until the early 1900's. Beginning with a simple log cabin, pioneer settlers, over . . . Map (db m210000) HM
69 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — War of 1812
In the years following the Revolutionary War, Britain became embroiled in a titanic struggle with France – called the Napoleonic Wars – across continental Europe and on the high seas.

During this turbulent period, American and Britain . . . Map (db m210070) HM
70 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — K-55 — Washington County Courthouse
Three earlier courthouses stood on this site, the first constructed about 1800. The present Washington County courthouse was completed in 1868, replacing the 1850 building burned by a Union soldier in Dec. 1864. The only new courthouse built in . . . Map (db m44973) HM
71 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Washington County Iraq Memorial
In memory and honor of these service men from Washington County, Virginia who gave their lives for the cause of freedom in Iraq SSG Gregory V. Pennington U.S. Army 21 June 2004 SSG James Earl Estep U.S. Army 15 November 2005 May . . . Map (db m210063) WM
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72 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Washington County Vietnam Memorial
In memory and honor of these service men from Washington County, Virginia who gave their lives for the cause of freedom in Vietnam • SGT James Harold Lewis, U.S. Army, 10 December 1965 • 2LT William Winton Webb, U.S. Army, 5 June 1966 . . . Map (db m210062) WM
73 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Washington County, Virginia Revolutionary War Memorial
Erected in honor of soldiers who fought The American War for Independence, 1776-1783, whose graves are in Washington County, Virginia. Dedicated July 4, 2001, by Black’s Fort Chapter of The Daughters of American Revolution. Aylesworth, . . . Map (db m211162) WM
74 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Washington House1835
The first hotel in Abingdon, built by Thomas Findlay Earlier history at this site Circa 1783, William Bagnell built and operated a log tavern In 1810, John Gum maintained a dwelling house, stable and lumber yard In 1820, Fincastle . . . Map (db m209976) HM
75 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — William Delap / Gabriel Stickley
This lot originally purchased from the town by William Delap in 1796 Present house built by Gabriel Stickley in 1836Map (db m209977) HM
76 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — William King / Ann Berry
This lot purchased by William King in 1797 House completed by Ann Berry circa 1823Map (db m209992) HM
77 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — William Rodefer House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m209930) HM
78 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — 1 — Wolf Cave
Lair of wolves which attacked Daniel Boone's dogs 1760 and from which came the original name of this town, Wolf HillsMap (db m209902) HM
79 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Wolf Hills & Wolf Cave
Legend has that in 1760 Daniel Boone and his dogs were attacked by a pack of wolves while he was camped at a nearby spring. So, he named the area Wolf Hills. Hence, the wolf and "Wolf Hills" have become iconic symbols for Abingdon. According to . . . Map (db m211115) HM
80 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Wolf Hills Cave House
Legend has it that in 1760 Daniel Boone and his dogs were attacked by a pack of wolves while he was camped at a nearby spring. So, he named this area Wolf Hills. Later, maps of the region also referred to this place, which is now Abingdon, Virginia, . . . Map (db m209805) HM
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81 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Wolf Hills Forge
Wolf Mills Forge is a working blacksmith shop that is part of a recreated early Appalachian homestead. This “village homestead” is an authentic representation of what was common to pioneer life in this region from the late 1700s until the early . . . Map (db m209998) HM
82 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — Women in Military Service for America
Since 1776 more than 2½ million women have served in our military services in the defense of our nation. Beginning with the American Revolutionary War and continuing through the present day, in all military conflicts, including War of 1812, Civil . . . Map (db m210300) HM
83 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — World War I
World War I, also known as the First World War, The Great War, and the War to End All Wars, was a global conflict that took place in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, China and the Pacific Islands between 1914 and 1918. On 28 June . . . Map (db m210128) HM
84 Virginia, Washington County, Chilhowie — Z-244 — Smyth County / Washington County
Smyth County Area 435 square miles Formed in 1832 from Washington and Wythe, and named for General Alexander Smyth, member of Congress for many years. Salt works here were operated at an early date, and at Saltville a battle . . . Map (db m209892) HM
85 Virginia, Washington County, Damascus — Churches of Damascus — The Damascus History Tour —
The first place of worship in Damascus was Wright's Chapel (Methodist) built around 1830 at Mock's Cemetery on Red Hill. The church burned down and was rebuilt outside of town. Damascus at that time was called Mock's Mill after a grist mill built . . . Map (db m209495) HM
86 Virginia, Washington County, Damascus — Damascus — The Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail —
Respected keepers of musical traditions have lived in Damascus or nearby for many years. Among them, blind balladeer Horton Barker who went to the White House to sing for President and Mrs. Roosevelt in the 1930s. Walter "Sparkplug" Hughes was a . . . Map (db m209485) HM
87 Virginia, Washington County, Damascus — Damascus Old Mill — The Damascus History Tour —
In the Spring of 1821 Henry A. Mock moved from North Carolina and bought 91 acres of land from early settler John Larimer for $405. Immediately he set about building an earthen dam across Laurel Creek for a grist mill. Although the area had been . . . Map (db m209490) HM
88 Virginia, Washington County, Damascus — Damascus Presbyterian Church1907
From 1902 until it was built the church’s congregation gathered in the upstairs rooms of the J. L. Gilpin Blacksmith Shop. The Rev. J. M. McChesney was the first minister to serve in this building.Map (db m209494) HM
89 Virginia, Washington County, Damascus — Electricity Comes to Damascus
In 1901 the first street lamps in Damascus were eight oil lamps on poles spaced on both sides of Main Street, now Laurel Avenue. Dave Wright was employed at 15 cents a day to keep the lamps lit. Then in 195 the Damascus Light and Power Company . . . Map (db m211098) HM
90 Virginia, Washington County, Damascus — Founders of Damascus — The Damascus History Tour —
The first settlers in this area were the Cherokee, an Iroquois-speaking tribe with widespread settlements along the river valleys of what is now Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee. A hunting camp was located adjacent to Laurel Creek north of . . . Map (db m209500) HM
91 Virginia, Washington County, Damascus — 11 — Laurel Avenue, The Main Street of Damascus
When the first white settlers came to this valley between two unnamed creeks, it was an uninhabitable forest of laurel thickets. Land grants were first issued in 1785, and the first homes were built downstream on ore suitable land. Only rough paths . . . Map (db m211101) HM
92 Virginia, Washington County, Damascus — Legion Island — The Damascus History Tour —
In front of you and across the water lies Legion Island, surrounded on both sides by Laurel Creek. Between the late 1920s and the late 1960s Legion Island was a focal point of Damascus summer recreation and social activities. The large (40 feet by . . . Map (db m209498) HM
93 Virginia, Washington County, Damascus — Norfolk & Western Camp Car 19401960
Camp cars were used in rural locations where motels were not available. A crew usually consisted of six (6) workers and a cook. the car had bunkbeds, a kitchen, a pot belly stove and a primitive toilet. The car was brought to a siding on Monday and . . . Map (db m211091) HM
94 Virginia, Washington County, Damascus — Transition from Rail to Trail
The Virginia Carolina Railway which is now the Virginia Creeper Trail was originally built to haul timber cut from what is now the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. It is estimated that between 1907 and 1930 approximately 15 million board feet . . . Map (db m211093) HM
95 Virginia, Washington County, Damascus — Virginia Creeper Trail
The Virginia Creeper Trail was born from conflict. When the last train ran on March 31, 1977, three factions quickly emerged. One group wanted to continue the operation of the railroad as a passenger and freight line; another group, primarily . . . Map (db m211096) HM
96 Virginia, Washington County, Damascus — Water Tanks — The Damascus History Tour —
In front of you are the remains of one of the six water tanks which existed along the old Abingdon Branch of the Norfolk and Western line, or Virginia Creeper as it was locally known. The locations were Abingdon, Damascus, and Creek junction in . . . Map (db m209499) HM
97 Virginia, Washington County, Damascus — Wood Products Industry
Damascus owes its development to the forests around it, which gave it decades of economic growth. These forests had been logged in the 19th century, but only with the coming of the railroad in 1906 could large-scale logging be profitable. Soon after . . . Map (db m211110) HM
98 Virginia, Washington County, Emory — Buchanan-Blakemore House
James Augustus Buchanan commissioned the building of this home, completed in 1875. The bricks used in its construction were fired in kilns on the property. The exterior walls are three bricks deep, and the interior staircase and banister are . . . Map (db m46242) HM
99 Virginia, Washington County, Emory — Donald W. Tendick, Sr., Memorial
From July 1943 to October 1945, Emory & Henry College served as a host site for the U.S. Navy’s V-5/V-12 officer training program—an intensive program of education and physical training that provided the Navy with strong, capable leaders during . . . Map (db m46207) HM
100 Virginia, Washington County, Emory — Emory & Henry College
Founded in 1836, the College was named for Bishop John Emory of the Methodist Church and Patrick Henry, the Orator of the American Revolution and Virginia’s first governor. The campus has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by . . . Map (db m120687) HM

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