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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abingdon, (search)
Abingdon, A town in Washington county, Va., 315 miles southwest of Richmond. It contains Abingdon Academy, the Academy of the Visitation, Martha Washington College, and Stonewall Jackson Female Institute; has valuable deposits of salt, iron, and gypsum, and is noted as being the place from which the greater part of the salt used in the Southern States and the Confederate army during the Civil War was obtained.