Washington County, VA

WASHINGTON was formed in 1770, from Fincastle county: it is 40 miles long, and 18 broad. This county occupies part of the valley between the Blue Ridge and Clinch mountains, and is watered by the North, Middle, and South Forks of Holston, which rise in Wythe and flow through this county, dividing it into three fertile valleys. Gypsum of a superior quality abounds, and over 60,000 pounds of maple sugar are annually produced. Pop. in 1840, whites 11,731, slaves 2,058, free colored 212; total, 13,001. (Historical Collections, 1852)
Place Unit Type
Containing Unit
Name Type
Abingdon, VA City or Town
Emory and Henry College, VA Location or Site
Glade Spring, VA City or Town
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