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Southwest Virginia Center

Known for its natural beauty, Southwest Virginia is tucked between the Blue Ridge Mountains and is home to Virginia Tech's Southwest Center located in Abingdon, Virginia. Abingdon is a Main Street Community, with brick sidewalks and tree-lined streets that lead to a wide variety of restaurants, entertainment, and historical wonders.

The Crooked Road, Virginia's Music Heritage Trail, passes through Abingdon, and the town radiates with pride for it's Appalachian culture and old-fashioned, southern hospitality. Southwest Virginia has plenty to offer for families, professionals, and visitors year round.

Quick Facts

  • Fifteen miles from the Virginia-Tennessee border, Abingdon is a two-hour drive from cities in three states including Roanoke, Virginia; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Asheville, North Carolina.
  • Abingdon Main Street, Inc. is a non-profit, designated Virginia Main Street Community where its mission is to work with local leaders, businesses, and residents to promote downtown's history, culture, vitality, and ensure its sustainability.
  • Bikers are known to come from all over to ride the 35-mile long Virginia Creeper Trail, which ends in Abingdon.
  • Abingdon is home to the most famous stage in Virginia, Barter Theatre.

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