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Abingdon is a town in Washington County, in the Bristol metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the English home of Martha Washington.

The latitude of Abingdon is 36.709N. The longitude is -81.977W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,064 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,750.


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Median household income
Local
$30,976
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Abingdon demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Black's Fort
Burned by Union forces in 1864
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Washington County Fair - Sept. 10-15, 2007
  • Overmountain Victory Celebration - Sept. 19-22, 2007
  • Virginia Highlands Festival - July 28-Aug. 12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Abingdon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Barter Theatre
Nearby parks & recreation: Virginia Creeper Trail, South Holston Lake, Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum, White's Mill
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Abingdon residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Abingdon ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Abingdon was $22,486, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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30% of Abingdon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Abingdon include Abingdon Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Abingdon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $367.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $894.


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Libraries in Abingdon include Hayters Gap Branch Library, Washington County Public Library ... View libraries

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Washington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Abingdon political report.

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The average commute time for Abingdon workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Abingdon include Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express Abingdon.

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