Historical Society of
Washington County, Virginia
306 Depot Square
P.O. Box 484
Abingdon, VA 24212-0484
Open 10-4 pm Tuesday-Friday
Open 11-4 pm Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday
The society is closed on all Federal holidays and closes during inclement winter weather. The library is staffed by volunteers and there are times when we do not have enough staff available to keep the library open five days a week. If you are planning a trip to visit us, please call ahead to be sure we will be open.
IT'S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Renewal letters for the May 2014/ April 2015 Membership year have been sent out. If you wish to renew online, just click on the card to access the Memberships section of our Store page. The dues and Membership levels are shown in the information there, as well as a link to submit your payment.
HSWCV FACEBOOK GROUP
Keep up with what's going on with the Society and share research with other members on our Facebook group page, "Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia".
Click this icon to log in to Facebook and go straight to our group page. Anyone can read the posts, but to be able to reply, ask to join. You will be added to the group within a day or two.
CIVIL WAR HISTORY BROCHURE
Click here to view and print the Washington County, Virginia Civil War History Brochure, with a walking tour of Abingdon sites.
THE CIVIL WAR TRAILS PROGRAM
The Civil War Trails program has installed more than 1,000 interpretive markers at Civil War sites in Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, West Virginia and North Carolina. Driving tours following major campaigns have been created, and a series of regional brochures is available.
Click here to go to Civil War Trails-Virginia.
~> FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
2014 ABINGDON WOLVES AUCTION
Who's Afraid of Virginia's Wolves 2014
For more information, you can call 276-356-4748 or email email@example.com and if you haven't seen all the wolf statues yet, we have posted an interactive online map and a printable PDF map of wolf sighting locations at the following link:
Link to Interactive Abingdon Wolves Map
~> SUMMER/FALL 2014
THE DOWNTOWN ABINGDON MURAL IS ALMOST COMPLETED.
2014 HISTORICAL SOCIETY CALENDAR
Filled with fascinating vintage photographs and historical references, the 2014 calendar is for sale at the Society Library in the Train Depot or it can be ordered online by clicking on the ORDER button below.
1850 WASHINGTON COUNTY CENSUS, ANNOTATED
By Waverly W. Barbe
Edited by Ms. Shelby Ireson Edwards
Published in 2000 by Holston Territory Genealogical Society, 545 pps, Hardbound.
Annotations include data on the heads of families and their children listed with them in the 1850 Census and those from after 1850 to the same families. Data was drawn from tombstone inscriptions, family and Bible records, published genealogies, county records of births, deaths, marriages, and wills, and the 1840, 1860, and the 1870 censuses of the county.
Item: 010 Price: $19.95 SALE! $5.95
HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA TO 1865
by James W. Hagy
James Hagy is a Washington County native and retired professor of history at the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. Dr. Hagy currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of Washington County, VA.
The book is divided into 12 chapters, organized according to subject from "The Land and the People" and "Earliest Times", to the "Civil War". To quote the author, "I have sought to give an accurate account of the events in Washington County until the end of the Civil War and to make known much that has been overlooked in the past."
Hardcover, 2013, 306 pps. including index.
NEW PRICE: $39.95