Historical Society of Washington County

Located in downtown Abingdon, Virginia, the Historical Society is headquartered in the Old Norfolk&Western Train Depot. The Society is a leading center in the region for genealogical and  historical research.

The Historical Society has digitized over 27,000 photographs and over 52,000 pages of documents. These images are divided into three main categories: People; Places and Objects; and Documents.

  • The People master index lists digitized photographs of people in varying scenes both posed and candid.
  • The Places and Objects index lists the images we have digitized of churches, houses, schools, bridges, mills, railroads, tombstones, historical scenes, etc.
  • The Document index lists digitized images of documents covering a wide range of historical interest, such as marriage certificates, obituaries, military documents, letters, newspaper articles, business receipts, etc.

All of the images are viewable at the Historical Society Library and copies are available for purchase.

Our hours are 10-4 M/F and 11-4 on Saturday.