If you are looking for an area rich with history, abundant with local shops and restaurants, surrounded by beautiful mountains, then look no further then Washington County, Virginia. Named after our first president, George Washington, this county was formed the same year the United States gained its independence.
Washington county consists of four towns; Abingdon, Damascus, Glade Spring and Saltville. No matter what your interests are there is something for you in Washington county. On Main Street in Abingdon you can spend the day shopping in locally owned stores, enjoy several amazing restaurants and finish off the day enjoying a performance at the famous Barter Theatre. At the center of Main Street is the historic Martha Washington Inn built in 1832 as a private residence. In addition, there are also several Bed and Breakfast Inns located through Abingdon’s Historical District. That’s not all though, Abingdon also is a premiere destination for music lovers with local musicians performing at the Heartwood, larger acts at the Barter Theatre and the Crooked Road (Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail) going right through the town.
Want to get away from it all and enjoy Mother Nature? Well, you don’t even have to leave Washington county. The Creeper Trail wraps in and around Washington county offering 34.3 mile rail-to-recreation trail starting in Abingdon and traveling through Damascus. The slight downgrade trail makes for an enjoyable ride for the entire family. Of course, the trail is not only for bicycles so bring your horses too.
No matter what you are looking for there is no doubt you can find it in Washington County, Virginia.