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Town of Christiansburg VA
The town of Christiansburg is located in the Montgomerey county between the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains and the New River in Southwest Virginia. From local merchants to the mom-and-pop antique shops, Christiansburg has many things to offer the visitor traveling and stopping by off Interstate 81.
Christiansburg is one end of the eight mile transformed railroad to recreational road called the, “Huckleberry Trail”. The town is a place of past and present with historic neighborhoods and innovative business development side by side.
From the past to the present, Christiansburg Virginia has been a stopping point and accommodating guests that were pushing westward on the Wilderness Trail.
Christiansburg has numerous chain hotels some bed and breakfasts, and over seventy plus restaurants for any travelers with different appetites. Christiansburg is known regionally as the “Downtown New River Valley”, due to its nearby Interstate 81 big retail centers, the downtown area and central location between Blacksburg and Radford.
Explore the historic downtown and the Camria District, as well as the recreational, cultural, and commercial things to do in Christiansburg.
History of Christiansburg VA
Along the Great Wilderness Road many taverns and rest stops sprang up due tot he growth in the area and the pushing westward of the frontier.
In the 1600s Dutch Priest, Friar Hans arrived in the region and named the area Hans Meadow. The area in the 1800s was Settled by Pennsylvania and Virginia pioneers. The town was named in honor of, Colonel William Christian.
Christiansburg had many famous settlers and people that lived there in its early years such as, George Washington, Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett and William Clark.
During the years of the Civil War many men from Christiansburg joined the Confederacy and served under General Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley. Christiansburg was invaded several times by Union Troops and burned all the trail depot structures at the train station to stop trrop movement and supplies to the Confederacy.
The railroad became a huge growth factor after the Civil War up until the 20th century by becoming the main shipping point for Montgomerey county.