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Address: 123 Russell Road, Abingdon, VA 24210-2835
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800-435-3440
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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for old cemetery buffs

This is a beautiful, well kept historic cemetery spread out of gently sloping hills. It's very easy to walk the entire cemetery if you want to read all the headstones. Brig... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Durham, North Carolina
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Lilburn, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Sinking Springs cemetery in Abingdon, VA is not that far off I-81. When we first arrived, I wanted to take a picture of the ivy covered crypt. At first we thought something was wrong with our camera because a dense mist appeared on the left side. We then moved the camera in a 360° angle and the white mist was... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a beautiful, well kept historic cemetery spread out of gently sloping hills. It's very easy to walk the entire cemetery if you want to read all the headstones. Brig. Gen. John B. Floyd and Lt. Col. W. Blackford of the Civil War are just 2 of the famous people buried here. In the Unknown Confederate Dead section there... More 

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Thank cheryl h
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Interesting way to get a glimpse of Abingdon history back to Revolutionary and Civil War times. Cemetery unfortunately does not provide much information about location of graves or about the folks buried there.

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Thank Randell N
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Pull up and get a map off the gate. The map shows the different burial plots and the history of those people and families. Log cabin on site and Robert E Lee's cousins buried here.

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Really a lot of history here. Stop at the gate for a brochure. They have a detailed map to follow in which you can easily find interesting grave sites.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Had a bit of extra time and drove through. Informative brochures available at gate. Would like to have more time to walk around and really look.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

We were not aware of any pamphlet to help us with guiding us about the cemetery. There was an interesting mausoleum like mound that looked like a cave. We didn't get out to see who was buried there. Our loss.

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Thank Beverly L
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

Seriously, wonderfully historic cemetary with many graves of soldiers from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Several important historic Virgina political figures as well. It doesn't matter if you know anything about history, just the diversity of tombstones are a sight to see. Also, the relocated cabin on the property from the late 1700s is cool.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

My daughter and I enjoy walking around this cemetery reading the names and dates. We have written down the names of those who seemed prominent or who sparked our interest and come home to google to learn more about their role in Abingdon.

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

Pamphlet available to self tour. Able to drive through majority of cemetary. Good for cemetary lovers!

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