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Seniors Stop In Christiansburg

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Christiansburg, Virginia is nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Christiansburg is the fourth largest town in Virginia. Christiansburg is home to approximately 21,000 residents, and senior visitors find a vibrant community that lives by its motto, “Progressive small town living at its best.”

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“Christansburgh” is the original spelling of the town that was later changed to its present name. The town of Christiansburg became the county seat of Montgomery County, Virginia, and was officially incorporated on November 10, 1792. It was the site of the Lewis/McHenry duel, known in history as the first recorded duel with rifles.

In the 1850s, Christiansburg was a stagecoach stop on the route between Richmond, Virginia and Nashville, Tennessee. Christiansburg was named after William Christian.

Seniors, Davy Crockett Lived in Christiansburg

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Davy Crockett lived in Christiansburg for some time and was bonded at Elijah Griffith’s Hattery Shop which was located at today’s 41 West Main Street. That business went bankrupt and Crockett was unable to pay his own debts. Subsequently, John Snider, Jr., opened another hattery further up the block at today’s 29 West Main Street.

Senior visitors will find plenty to see and do in and around Christiansburg.  TripAdvisor has a planned itinerary all prepared for you that includes the Huckleberry Trail and the Attimo Winery.

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The town of Christiansburg has a rich historical and cultural heritage. One can learn more about this by visiting Montgomery Museum, Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library, Montgomery County Jail and Christiansburg City Hall.

 Seniors  Enjoy The Historical Christiansburg

In addition, the town has a number of churches and cemeteries that are worth visiting. The parks in town, Cambria Historic District, East Main Street Historic District, South Franklin Street Historic District offer senior visitors historical walks.

The Christiansburg Aquatic Center is the practice venue to the Virginia Tech swimming and diving team. The Aquatic Center offers up an Olympic sized pool. The Montgomery Museum & Lewis Miller Art Center gives visitors a glimpse of Christiansburg’s history along with beautiful gardens and exhibits.

Antiquing is all about finding that item that might not exist anywhere else, and with Downtown Christiansburg and the Cambria Historic District, senior visitors have the chance to visit large antique shops with hundreds of unique items.  Culture and Recreation abound in Christiansburg.  Senior visitors are invited to check out the many amenities the town has to offer.  -jeb

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