Welcome to the state of Virginessee!
Abingdon, Virginia is located smack dab in the middle of Southwest Virginia, a part of the state that’s so far to the west, it’s practically Tennessee. Our next door neighbor is the city of Bristol TN/VA, a unique place that straddles the state line between Virginia and Tennessee.
The hills of Southwest Virginia are filled with breathtaking Appalachian scenery and quirky small towns. The winding roads are great for scenic drives by car or motorcycle, and in small towns you’ll find charming Main Streets that highlight a new emphasis on Appalachian culture: food, spirits, music and art like no where else in the country.
Want to stand in two states at once?
The famous Geico Gecko is just the latest visitor to participate in this tradition. For decades, visitors have taken pictures on State Street, one foot on each side of the state line. In the road you’ll find bronze markers indicating the state line. Take your picture as you stand in two states at once, right in the middle of Virginessee – no gecko required.
Be safe! Look both ways and obey local traffic laws as you take your photo.
To get there
From Abingdon, it’s less than 17 miles to State Street in Bristol. Take Exit 3 on I-81, and follow signs to downtown Bristol. Park on the north side (Virginia) or the south side (Tennessee). Either way, parking is free!