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Farms and land in Washington County, VA are a must-have for developers, businesses, homebuyers and outdoorsmen due to its business-friendly atmosphere, skilled workforce, excellent transportation corridor via I-81 and a high quality of lifestyle. Located in the Appalachian region, the 566-square-mile county is adjacent to Smyth, Grayson, Scott and Russell counties in Virginia and Johnson and Sullivan counties in Tennessee. The independent City of Bristol also borders the county. Washington County, VA land is home to 53,740 residents. Two industrial parks welcome new tenants with electricity, gas, sewer and water services. Both parks feature redundant fiber optic service for high-speed data connectivity. Both also have the Virginia Enterprise Zone designation, making the businesses eligible for state tax credits and grants. Included in the top private employers are Utility Trailer Manufacturing, Paramont Manufacturing, CAMAC Corp. and Cabela’s. Traditional farming also helps form the county’s economic base. Washington County, VA farmland encompasses 176,344 acres, and livestock and poultry accounts for 88% of agricultural sales. Tourists, fishermen and hunters frequent the area to visit the Jefferson National Forest and the Mount Rogers National Recreational Area. Other attractions include Whites Mill, an historic grist mill that remains in working condition, and the Virginia Creeper Trail. Washington County Public Schools provides K-12 public education. Emory & Henry College, Virginia Highlands Community College and Virginia Intermont College, Equestrian Center provide opportunities for higher learning.