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About AbingdonAbingdon, one of the oldest English-speaking towns in the Blue Ridge Mountains, was founded in 1778 at the junction of two Native American trails on a site where Daniel Boone had camped some years before.

The Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail follows one of the traditional footpaths for 34 miles along a former railbed of the Virginia-Carolina Railroad. Beginning in Abingdon, the trail is popular with hikers, bicyclists, runners and horseback riders. A 15-mile section provides an easy hike on winding trails leading to Damascus.

The community's 20-square-block historic district contains many museums, craft shops, art studios, galleries and lodgings housed in 19th-century buildings. The area is a thriving arts community and includes the Arts Depot on Depot Square, which offers changing exhibits. In early August, the Virginia Highlands Festival offers an antiques market and a variety of art competitions.

Visitor Centers Abingdon Convention and Visitors Bureau 335 Cummings St. Abingdon, VA 24210. Phone:(276)676-2282 or (800)435-3440

Self-guiding ToursA brochure detailing a walking tour of Abingdon's historic district is available from the convention and visitors bureau.

ShoppingThe Holston Mountain Artisans (214 Park St.) offers regionally made wares; phone (276) 628-7721. The downtown district is known for its antiques and locally owned specialty shops. A farmers market draws crowds on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings, late April through Thanksgiving; on Saturday morning in December; and the first and third Saturday, January 1 to late April.

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Abingdon, VA

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