Historical Society of Washington County, VA

Historical Society of Washington County, VA, Abingdon: Hours, Address, Historical Society of Washington County, VA Reviews: 4.5/5

Historical Society of Washington County, VA

Historical Society of Washington County, VA
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Historical Society of Washington County is the place to begin your genealogy research. If your ancestors came through Southwest Virginia, we probably have some information on them in our digital data base of over 170,000 images and records.
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Richard S
2 contributions
They helped us with our Damascus History Tour.
May 2020
This is a great resource for local residents who need information on our past. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable, and were of great assistance to us in creating our Damascus History Tour. It's worth going here just to look through the old photos. Fascinating.
Written April 25, 2021
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acrabtreegirl
Roswell, GA3 contributions
Outstanding!
Jul 2019
These folks are just the best. They are knowledgeable and courteous, and they take the time to help however they possibly can. They have a wealth of information in their library and their archives, as well as online resources. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and am looking forward to many more!
Written February 27, 2020
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pilgrimrandysmith
Abingdon, VA58 contributions
An excellent and professional source of historical information !
Aug 2018 • Friends
Really nice people who are eager and willing to help you if you have ancestors in the Abingdon/Washington County/SW Virginia area . Helpful folks ...nice facility.
Written September 16, 2018
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VisIonRiders
5 contributions
A Treasure
May 2018 • Couples
We spent two days researching at the new building. Many wonderful resources available, and I’m sure more will be in place once everything is moved. The volunteers are awesome and are so knowledgeable about the area and family lines.
Written May 11, 2018
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Thanks you so much, VislonRiders. I'm glad you found our new location amidst all the moving confusion. Yes, more of our resources will be available once we finish unpacking. Please come again.
Written June 19, 2018
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Traveler
Boone, NC323 contributions
Gorgeous!
Feb 2018 • Couples
What a beautiful place to learn a little bit about abingdon and washington county. A must see if you're in town!
Written February 20, 2018
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Thank you so much, KelsieMoose! You came to see us while we are in the middle of packing to move to another building. I hope you will visit us there the next time you are in town. It's at 341 West Main, just one long block away from where we are now. We will have more room and better parking, too. Our email and phone will remain the same, as will our mailing address and Web page. I'm glad you enjoyed our facility and our town and county - we kinda like it too.
Written February 22, 2018
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Michael H
2 contributions
Southwest Virginia Treasure
Apr 2017 • Solo
Full disclosure: I just started as a volunteer at the Historical Society.

I really had no idea this wonderful treasure existed until I started researching my family history a few years ago. The HSWCV has a wonderful collection of historical documents AND a staff of volunteers willing to go the extra mile to help you find your ancestors.

I also want to give a shout out to the folks who care so much about old family cemeteries in Washington County. Without this group of dedicated volunteers, many of these old burial places would become lost.

If you have any interest in the people, places and events of Washington County and Abingdon Virginia - this is the place to start!
Written April 28, 2017
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Thanks for the glowing review, Michael H. We are so glad to have you join our volunteer staff to help us go that extra mile.
Written April 30, 2017
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Walt J
Abingdon, VA42 contributions
Great resource
Feb 2017 • Couples
Thousands of settlers passed through Washington County on their way to the new frontier in the 1700s and 1800s. Fortunately that rich history has been meticulously preserved by the Historical Society of Washington County. They have been located in the train station for a number of years, and will soon be expanding to a new facility on Main Street. They've always been friendly (mostly volunteer staff) and helpful. If you have roots here, be sure to visit.
Written March 14, 2017
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Thanks for recognizing the value of our collections, ophitke38. We're very proud of our county and proud to be able to share its history with folks like you. And yes, we have a new building. We will be moving sometime this summer (2017).
Written May 2, 2017
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Ronald S
York pa19 contributions
Family history
Jun 2016 • Couples
The staff at HSWCV were wonderful! We have been to other historical societies but this was the BEST! Staff helped us find a wealth of family tree history in very little time! The computer was loaded with documents and lead us to volumes in house for further investigation!
These folks love what they do! Amazing experts and Great organization!!
Written June 15, 2016
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Sammngv
Missouri3 contributions
Very Dedicated & Helpful Organization
Nov 2015 • Solo
I had only a four hour window in which to look for family information. Everyone just pitched in and helped me so much. I cannot thank them enough for all their kind attention. The records stored at this location are priceless. This was my second trip to Abingdon looking for information. The people of Washington County are very friendly and helpful. I will be forever in their debt.
Sandy Wilson-Reese
Rachel Donelson Chapter, MSSDAR
Written November 29, 2015
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musicm0mma
Knoxville, TN6 contributions
Genealogy research
Oct 2015 • Couples
The Historical Society is housed in the old train depot in Abingdon. We visited in hopes of finding additional information on our ancestors. With the help of an excellent staff member(volunteer), we were successful! We found information we had not seen before and it was very exciting! We will go again.
Written November 6, 2015
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  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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