Emory-Meadowview, Virginia

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Emory-Meadowview is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washington County, Virginia, United States. The population was 2,266 at the 2000 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.

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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. The community name may come from an early name of Meadow Mountain, shown 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, when the departure of the train hurt the economy. The town is now peaceful. mainly residential community, with a rich history.

Geography

Emory-Meadowview is located at 36°46′19″N 81°50′14″W / 36.77194°N 81.83722°W / 36.77194; -81.83722 (36.771955, -81.837249)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.9 square miles (23.0 km²), all of it land.

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