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Located at the far western tip of Virginia, Norton originally developed in the 19th century as a central hub for the timber trade. Norton sits on the edge of the Wilderness Trail, which Daniel Boone blazed in the 18th century, and the Hotel Norton is listed as a historic place on the National Register of Historic Places. Norton, Virginia land and farms are surrounded by the lush Wise County, which provides beautiful mountain views. The city’s top industries include manufacturing, healthcare, telephone services, and coal mining in the surrounding county. Norton’s Industrial Management Authority manages industrial and commercial development, offering business investment incentives to new developers. U.S. Route 58 connects Norton to the rest of Virginia, and U.S. Route 23 passes through Norton on its way from Florida to Michigan.
Land and farms in Norton, Virginia offer estates of all sizes and price ranges, hunting land, acreages, and commercial and industrial development properties. Riverfront properties are available along the nearby Powell and Guest rivers. Norton Reservoir is stocked annually with trout, providing plentiful fishing and boating opportunities. At the same time, the city’s location offers access to many hiking trails, including trails to Flag Rock, High Knob, and Hanging Rock Recreation Area, which provide stunning views of waterfalls and the mountains. The city organizes monthly hikes and trail guides around Norton Virginia land and farms, as well as putting on six yearly music festivals. The city’s most notorious festival, the Woodbooger Festival, celebrates a mythical Bigfoot-like creature called the Woodbooger, rumored to roam Flag Rock Recreation Area and Southwest Virginia.
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