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Historical Society of Washington County, VA

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An excellent and professional source of historical information !

Really nice people who are eager and willing to help you if you have ancestors in the... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
pilgrimrandysmith
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Abingdon, Virginia
A Treasure

We spent two days researching at the new building. Many wonderful resources available, and I’m sure... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
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Sep 16, 2018
“An excellent and professional source of historical information !”
May 11, 2018
“A Treasure”
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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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341 W Main St, NW Corner of Main St. and Russell Road, Abingdon, VA 24210-2633
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+1 276-623-8337
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Martha K, President at Historical Society of Washington County, VA, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

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.

Reviewed February 20, 2018

What a beautiful place to learn a little bit about abingdon and washington county. A must see if you're in town!More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Martha K, President at Historical Society of Washington County, VA, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2018

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...More

Reviewed April 28, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Michael H
Martha K, President at Historical Society of Washington County, VA, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2017

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.

Reviewed March 14, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Martha K, President at Historical Society of Washington County, VA, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

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).

Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Ronald S
Reviewed November 29, 2015

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...More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank Sammngv
Reviewed November 5, 2015

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...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed August 14, 2015

We looked through all the war memorabilia in the front rooms of the building and then went outside to see the train car. We did not visit the Library portion.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Elaine P
Reviewed July 30, 2015

The Historical Society located in the old train depot is a must visit if you are in Abingdon. The people are so friendly and the building with all it's contents are a great way to get your historical facts about the area.

Date of experience: July 2015
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