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First two pictures are of a portion of the land and representative of the wooded state of property. Third picture is representative of the access road to property.  Fourth picture is view toward Abingdon from near the property, and the Fifth picture is view to west from property. 

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Very secluded "knob" land with beautiful views and in sight of historical Abingdon, Va., home of the world famous Barter Theater. Virginia Highlands Airport within sight of the property, as is Interstate 81. Only a few miles to South Holston Lake, Bristol Motor Speedway, Emory & Henry College, Tri-Cities Airport and many other points of interest. Property was farmed until mid 50's but is now re-forested with some timber. Spring on property and public electric power passes near the property. Located approximately 3 miles SW of Abingdon, VV on Puckett Knob Road, which is a shared private road to property.
This private acreage (52 +/-) is being offered at $325,000.00.
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Town of Abingdon Virginia

Chartered in 1778, Abingdon has long been a center for culture and commerce. The first English speaking settlement to be incorporated in the watershed of the Mississippi, Abingdon was the principal distribution point for mail and supplies on the Great Road to the farthermost wilderness of the West. Abingdon was truly "the Gateway to America’s Frontier." It offers great history, charm and romance!

DAY ONE Afternoon Arrival
Stop by the Abingdon Convention & Visitors Bureau (335 Cummings Street) to find all there is to do in Historic Abingdon. Begin with the self-guided walking tour of the twenty-block historic district (brochure available at the Visitors Center). Stops will include the Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum, the Martha Washington Inn, the Barter Theatre, the Washington County Courthouse, and the Tavern. Check into your accommodations (we have superb hotels and bed & breakfasts and can assist you in finding lodging), and then enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the many fine restaurants.

Start your day with a short drive to the "Decorator District" for some serious shopping. Here you will find items for every taste ranging from china to collectibles. Be sure to visit Dixie Pottery, offering over 100,000 square feet of items from around the world. Return to Abingdon for lunch at one of the fine restaurants. Stroll downtown and browse through the many fine shops offering antiques, fine clothing, and more! If you love fine Appalachian crafts, you will want to visit the Cave House Craft Shop also located on Main Street.

After lunch make the short drive to White’s Mill. White’s Mill is one of only a few remaining mills of its type. See broom makers and other crafters at work. Return to Abingdon where you can have dinner at the historic Martha Washington Inn. After dinner walk across the street to the Barter Theatre, The State Theatre of Virginia, for an evening of professional theatre. The Barter launched the careers of such notable actors as Gregory Peck, Ernest Borgnine, and Patricia Neal.

Today continue your exploration of the arts. Last night you saw the performing arts, today enjoy the visual arts. The tour begins at the William King Regional Arts Center, A Partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. While here enjoy exhibits in four galleries, talk with the artists-in-residence, and shop the Museum Store. Afterwards travel to the Arts Depot. Housed in an actual railroad depot are several artists-in-residence offering works in a variety of media.

After lunch consider a walk or hike on the Virginia Creeper Trail beginning in town on Pecan Street. Bike rental and shuttle services are available. Or, visit Abingdon Winery and Vineyards or Wolf Creek Winery for tours and tastings. Children will enjoy the large play ground area, swimming pools, and skate park located at the Harry L. Coomes Recreation Center on the east end of town. We can offer other ideas for activities while in Abingdon, or perhaps after all you’ve done, you might just want to take in a movie at the state-of-the-art Cinemall!

If you are seeking a special experience while in the area, Abingdon offers unique services such as hot air balloon rides, carriage rides, ghost tours, and fishing guide services. Just ask for more details!

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About Washington County VA
A Brief History of Washington County, Virginia

Washington County VA was named for General George Washington before he was elected President. A history of Washington County, Virginia might include all the territory originally encompassed in Augusta County, formed by the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1738; Botetourt County in 1770; Fincastle County in 1772; and Washington County established on December 7, 1776. Each of the subsequent counties split from the Washington County of 1776: Russell County in 1786, Lee County in 1793, Tazewell County in 1800, Scott County in 1814, Smyth County in 1832, Wise County in 1836, Buchanan County in 1858, Dickenson County in 1880. Each has a history of its own. With a few exceptions, this article will be concerned with the current boundaries of Washington County, Virginia.

The Great Valley of Virginia was a 'superhighway' for various tribes of original inhabitants of what is now known as the United States of America. Relics, such as arrowheads and tomahawk stones that attest to the presence of American Indians and continue to be found in local plowed fields. Scotch-Irish and German Settlers who traveled from Pennsylvania down what was called the Great Indian Trail encounter those people and the buffalo, which grazed along the way.

The American Revolution
In the fall of 1780, four hundred men from Washington County were mustered to travel under the command of Colonel William Campbell to overcome the British troops under the command of Patrick Ferguson. North Carolina and Tennessee militia from various counties joined with the Virginians to pursue the British and engage them at King's Mountain, South Carolina. The "Overmountain Men" were ordered to yell like Indians during this attack. The confusion that resulted from the yelling and exceptional marksmanship as well as other tactics helped cause the death of Ferguson and the defeat of his troops October 7, 1780.

Starting in the mid-1800's railroads carried passengers and materials through and from Washington County VA. Communities along the main route from Washington Springs to Goodson (now Bristol) included Glade Spring, Emory, Meadowview, Wolf Hills (now Abingdon), Fractionsville, Wyndale and Wallace. One line went from Glade Spring to Saltville by way of Litz, Keywood and Clinchburg; another line extended from Bristol to Mendota; another headed southeast from Abingdon to West Jefferson, North Carolina by way of Watauga, Barron (now Alvarado), Delmar, Drowning Ford Station, Hellena, Damascus, Laureldale, Taylors Valley, Creek Junction, Cant Work and Green Cove. For a period of time passengers arriving on a Virginia line at Bristol, Virginia had to disembark and walk a short distance to climb aboard a Tennessee train on a Tennessee line if they wanted to continue south. Roads suitable for automobiles have replaced the lines from Damascus to Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee and from Damascus to Shady Valley, Tennessee. The Virginia Creeper Trail is a linear park that has replaced the Norfolk & Western rails and crosses from Abingdon to the North Carolina line.

A major part of Washington County is in the Great Valley region of Virginia, where Abingdon, the County Seat, was established. To the north are the North Fork of the Holston River and the Clinch mountain range; to the south and east are River Knobs, the junction of the Middle Fork and the South Fork of the Holston River, and the mountain ranges known as the Holston and the Virginia Iron. The combination of springs and elevation provided waterpower, harnessed behind small dams for milling grains and for sawing lumber from the abundant stands of trees. Water powered electrification with direct current brought light and heat to some homes early in the 20th Century. Grayson, Smyth, and Washington Counties join at the top of the second highest mountain (5,520 feet) in Virginia formerly known as "Meadow", because of its prominent bald field. Winter snows in that open field have caused the change of its name to White Top Mountain.

The Notch
The southern boundary line of Virginia was assigned to parallel 36deg;30'. In 1749 when Peter Jefferson, father of Thomas Jefferson, surveyed from about where Patrick County is today, he kept moving farther north away from the assigned parallel till he discontinued his survey east of Damascus. In 1800, the northeast tip of the new state of Tennessee joined Virginia and North Carolina on Pond Mountain. Tennessee continues on that northern parallel in Washington County, until it jogs south but not to 36o30'. Three stories are told about the Notch: (1) the surveyor was inebriated (2) iron deposits in the Iron Mountains interfered with readings of the compass and (3) the strong will of Tennesseans prevailed.

Abingdon VA
In the County Seat, history can be found within the record books of the Washington County Courthouse, in the cemeteries dating before the Revolution, in the homes throughout the historic district, and dedicated markers. One historic house constructed in 1832 was the home of Brigadier General Francis Preston. After General Preston's death the Holston Conference of the Methodist Church acquired the property. On March 15, 1860 classes began in Martha Washington College for women, the first such recognition of Martha Custis, the wife of George Washington. The "War Between the States" interrupted classes while a hospital temporarily occupied the College. After that war classes resumed and continued until 1931. The enlarged campus of four buildings was purchased to change function once more to become Martha Washington Inn.

Bristol, Virginia
Even though the General Assembly granted a charter and named the city Bristol on February 12, 1890, the area has a history dating back to 1749, when it was called Sapling Grove. At an elevation of 1672 feet, the northern half of State Street lies in Virginia; the southern half lies in Bristol, Tennessee.

Damascus VA
Recipients of Revolutionary Land Grants were some of the earliest settlers in the southeastern part of Washington County. Even though Daniel Boone was born in Pennsylvania and moved with his father's family to the Yadkin River in North Carolina, he played an important part in future migrations by other Mocksville, North Carolina residents, who followed the Daniel Boone Trail to Kentucky and beyond. Some were so pleased by the conditions in the valley carved out by the Beaver Dam Creek and the Laurel Creek that they stayed in what would later be named Damascus.

Emory VA
The village of Emory developed around the perimeter of Emory & Henry College for men, founded in 1836. Named for Bishop John Emory of the Methodist Church and Patrick Henry, the famed Virginia patriot and political leader, the college was planned by the Rev. Mr. Creed Fulton and Tobias Smyth, whose log cabin was moved from its original location to the campus, where it can be seen today. In 1861, all the students withdrew to join the army; and the main building became a hospital. In 1922, women were admitted to the college, which continues to be co-educational.

In the far southeast corner of Washington County lies part of the community known as Konnarock. Logging of the virgin timber in the valley and up the sides of White Top Mountain by the Hassinger Lumber Company from 1906 to Christmas Eve, 1928 provided a boom economy in the form of new homes, company buildings and sawmills, and a railroad spur to an existing line. After all the large timber was gone, the town reverted to being a remote village of people who love to live at the north base of White Top Mountain.

The community in the northwest corner of Washington County took the name given the area by native people, because the name means "bend in the river." For the five eastern tribes who fished the river and hunted the woods, Mendota was an excellent place to meet. High on the cliffs, there are overlooks for viewing the river in both directions. When settlers moved in they found that the soil in this valley was rich for farming.

Part of a sea was captured in the valley near the northeast corner where Washington County borders Smyth County. This salty lake attracted birds and animals, then hunters of various tribes, then a surveyor Charles Campbell who was granted 330 acres including the remaining lake and swamp by King George II in 1748. Settlers and soldiers traveled to "The Lick" to purchase salt, the product of crystallization during boiling of the salty water. When spring rains and melting snows raised the level of the North Fork of the Holston River, flat bottom boats were used to carry salt to Chattanooga and beyond. From 1893 chemical factories provided jobs, while sadly polluting the rivers. Discovery of Wooly Mammoth remains has led to further paleontological digs and the Museum of the Middle Appalachians.

Virginia State Parks

Natural Tunnel State Park
The Commonwealth of Virginia acquired the tunnel and 100 surrounding acres in 1967 from the Natural Tunnel Chasm and Caverns Corp. to establish Natural Tunnel State Park. Approximately 750 additional acres were later acquired and the park opened in 1971.

Natural Tunnel, called the "Eighth Wonder of the World" by William Jennings Bryan, has been attracting sightseers to the mountains of southwestern Virginia for more than 100 years. Today it is the focal point of Natural Tunnel State Park, a park which offers visitors not only spectacular sights but also swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking, a visitor center, an amphitheater and interpretive programs.

The creation of Natural Tunnel began more than a million years ago in the early glacial period when groundwater bearing carbonic acid percolated through crevices and slowly dissolved surrounding limestone and dolomite bedrock. Then, what is now Stock Creek was probably diverted underground to continue carving the tunnel slowly over many centuries. The walls of the tunnel show evidence of prehistoric life, and many fossils can be found in the creek bed and on tunnel walls.

Location: Natural Tunnel State Park is in Scott County, approximately 13 miles north of Gate City and 20 miles north of Kingsport, Tenn.. To get there, from I-81, take U.S. 23 North to Gate City (approximately 20 miles). Take State Route 871 and go one mile east to park entrance.

Wilderness Road State Park was purchased in 1993; the park is approximately 200 acres that lie astride the "Wilderness Road." Wilderness Road was carved by Daniel Boone in 1775 to open America’s first western frontier. Most notable in the park are the Karlan Mansion, built in the 1870s, and Martin's Station, a replica of a fort built there in 1775. Click here to visit the Friends of Wilderness Road's website, which provides details about the fort.

Karlan Mansion is unfurnished but available for rent for special events. Bikes can be rented to ride the Wilderness Road Trail that passes through the park. The park also has a self-guided hiking trail as well as interpretive and environmental educational programs. Snacks and other merchandise are available seasonally at the Wilderness Road Outpost, located by Wilderness Road Trail.

Location: At the intersection of Routes 58 and 923, five miles west of Ewing, Va., and six miles east of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Middlesboro, Ky.

DANIEL BOONE WILDERNESS TRAIL is one of the nation's most historic routes. The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail was blazed by the legendary frontiersman in 1775 from Long Island of the Holston at what is now Kingsport, Tennessee, through Scott and Lee Counties and Cumberland Gap of Virginia into Kentucky. It would become the route for hundreds of thousands of settlers of the western frontier. For more information, call (276) 452-4520.

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