History

In Abingdon, history is not confined to select sites and preserved buildings.

Muster Grounds - Overmountain Men - credit Leigh Anne Hunter
Muster Grounds. Photo by Leigh Anne Hunter

Its all around. When you look at the mountains surrounding town, you think of Daniel Boone walking through the woods or early American pioneers traveling the Great Road across the Blue Ridge Mountains to settle the new frontier.

When you stroll down Main Street, you think about the Civil War soldiers involved in nearby battles who were treated by nurses on the grounds of what is now the elegant Martha Washington Inn & Spa.

Visit the Abingdon Muster Grounds and you'll be able to imagine citizen militia members gathering to go off to fight the British for American independence.

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Photos Abingdon Muster Grounds And Ovta

You might notice the two vintage English phone boxes in downtown Abingdon and wonder why they’re located in a small Appalachian town. Abingdon’s official sister city is Abingdon-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, England. The towns have exchanged delegations in the past, and in 2015 Abingdon, VA installed the phone boxes as a fun nod to its sister city. The boxes contain phone charging stations. 

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