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Meadow View
CDP
Town of Meadowview part 2.jpg
Country United States
State Virginia
County Washington
Population (2010)
 • Total 967
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 24361
FIPS code 51-50776
GNIS feature ID 2584879

Meadowview (listed as Meadow View by the Census Bureau) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washington County, Virginia, United States. The population was 967 at the 2010 census. It is part of the KingsportBristol (TN)Bristol (VA) Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.

History

The quiet community of Meadowview was called Meadow View (two separate words) until the 1930s. Native American trails passed near the later site of the town. The first settler was James Glenn, who purchased land in 1783. Different theories exist regarding the origin of community's name. Some believe the name may come from an early name of Meadow Mountain, the name for nearby Whitetop Mountain on the 1749 Peter Jefferson Map. Another explanation is that William Edmondson named his house Edmondson's Meadow and enjoyed looking at the numerous green meadows surrounding his house. Until the railroad's arrival in 1856, the town was small and remote. After the train arrived, stockyards and a transportation center were established in Meadowview to ship livestock, produce and goods to all over the eastern US. The town remained busy and active until the 1950s. The area is now mainly a residential community.

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American Chestnut Foundation

The American Chestnut Foundation is developing blight-resistant trees of the American chestnut (Castanea dentata) at its experimental farms near Meadowview.

  • Wagner, Jennifer and Williams, Stan. "Meadowview," Published by the Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia, 1998.

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