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Historical Society of Washington County, VA

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Address: 306 Depot Sq SW, Abingdon, VA 24210-3102
Phone Number:
+1 276-623-8337
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Historical Society of Washington County is the place to begin your...

The Historical Society of Washington County is the place to begin your genealogy research. If your ancestors came through here, we probably have some information on them in our digital archives of over 100,000 images and records.

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 15, 2016
Ronald S
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York pa
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York pa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 for further investigation! These folks love what they do! Amazing experts and Great organization!!

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Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 trip to Abingdon looking for information. The people of Washington County are very friendly and... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 very exciting! We will go again.

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Zion Crossroads, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stopped in to look into some of our family history. The staff was very knowledgeable and more than willing to assist us with our research. They also had historical displays from the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

This is an excellent resource centre for the town. The library contains historical books of people, events and places. They also have an online database that is very effective and easy to use. I enjoyed chatting with Mr.Seaver, a volunteer in charge of the library, and he took me through the process of extracting information from their system database. For... More 

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Glade Spring, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2014

Went in looking to do a little genealogy research and was treated extremely well by the staff. Despite its small apperance, there are alot of resources here. One of the most notable is their database of local photos and images.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

the history of this area is amazing and well worth the visit. the historical societies are very helpful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

While wandering through the town of Abingdon, I stumbled upon the historic society property. First I would like to note that the society is housed in a quaint old train depot. The second thing is that the place is jam packed with information about the town and surrounding areas as well as a vast variety of brochures (most of which... More 

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