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Abingdon, VA

Abingdon, Virginia, circa 1850
Abingdon, the county-seat, is 304 miles SW. of Richmond... The town stands on an elevation; it is substantially built, with many brick buildings; the principle street is macadamized, and the town is surrounded by a fertile, flourishing, and thickly-settled agricultural country. It contains several large mercantile stores, 2 newspaper printing offices, 1 Presbyterian, 2 Methodist, and 1 Swedenborgian church, a variety of mechanical and manufacturing establishments, and a population of over 1000. (Historical Collections, 1852)

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