Located within 98 miles of the Washington, D.C. and within 163 miles of Virginia's Capitol, Richmond, the Town of Edinburg is nestled at the base of Massanutten Mountain, alongside Stony Creek. Follow Stony Creek Boulevard from I-81 exit 279 to historic U.S. Route 11. Nearby cities include Harrisonburg (35 miles) and Winchester (37 miles).
Early Swiss settlers were so taken with this small community that they named it Edenburg, after the biblical garden. Today it’s known as Edinburg, but the little town continues to attract both residents and visitors with its friendly atmosphere and natural beauty. Edinburg features historic homes, quaint shops and galleries, and one of the few remaining pre-Civil War mills in existence. The Historic Edinburg Mill was built by Major George Grandstaff in 1848. It is one of only a few that survived the burning during the Civil War. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located in Edinburg's Historic District, the mill is a designated Virginia Historic Landmark. It is located on the historic Valley Pike, (U.S. Route 11), and serves as a prominent and scenic resource along this designated Virginia Scenic Byway. The site is now home to a visitor center and the Museum at the Edinburg Mill. The Museum tells the story of the mill, the town, the Valley Pike, the Shenandoah River, and the railroad. A 50 seat theater features a 45 minute film entitled, "The Burning" based on John Heatwole's book of the same name.
The Town of Edinburg invites you to explore their charming town that features a Bed & Breakfast, a campground, a tea room, and friendly people. You’ll wonder why the town ever changed its name.
The Town of Edinburg is easily accessible by I-81 and US Route 11. Plan to visit this small town with lots of charm on your next road trip to Shenandoah County.