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Downtown Norton as seen from Lost Creek area of Flag Rock Recreation Area

 Welcome to Norton, Va., the smallest incorporated city in the state of Virginia. Located off two main highways - U.S. 23 and U.S. Route 58 Alternate - and near the crossroads of three states, there are ample opportunities to enjoy this small Appalachian community's natural, cultural, and historic landmarks. 
See the links below to help plan your visit. We'll see you soon!

Outdoor Recreation  Eat/Shop Festivals/Events   Farmers Market
Looking to mountain bike, hike, fish, canoe/kayak, or rock climb? We've got all your Outdoor Adventures covered.  Norton and its neighboring communities offer a variety of Local Eateries.   Norton and its neighboring communities host several Annual Festivals.
 Norton's Friends and Farmers Market is held June through September.
Parks   Stay Area Attractions  Trip Itineraries 
The city is home to Five Parks, including the thousand-acre Flag Rock Recreation Area, and is adjacent to the Jefferson National Forest.   Norton is home to four Hotels and one campground. Several other hotels and campgrounds are also located within several miles of downtown.
Norton and its neighboring communities boast several historic, cultural, and scenic Attractions.
Let us help plan your trip with these Suggested Trip Itineraries. 
Get Involved 
Want to volunteer and help keep the City of Norton beautiful? Check out the City's new Adopt-A-Spot/Adopt-A-Trail program

Getting Here: Driving Directions to Downtown Norton 
If traveling from Abingdon, Va.:
  • From Interstate 81, take Exit 17 - Abingdon/South Holston Dam. If traveling south on Interstate 81, turn right into Abingdon. Those traveling north should turn left. 
  • Go to the second traffic light (0.7 mile). This is the main street through Abingdon. Turn left onto U.S. 11 South/U.S. 58 A West. Go to the second traffic light. Turn right onto U.S. 58 A West. 
  • Proceed to the stop sign at the intersection of U.S. 19 North/U.S. 58 A West (1 mile). Turn right. Proceed 12.2 miles north to the intersection of where U.S. 58 A and U.S. 19 split. Turn left and travel 30 miles to Norton. You will bypass the towns of St. Paul and Coeburn. 

If traveling from Kingsport, Tenn.:
  • If traveling on Interstate 181, take the U.S. 23 North exit (Gate City). Follow U.S. 23 North for approximately 45.6 miles, past the Big Stone Gap exits to Norton. 
  • If traveling north on Interstate 26, following it to the end of Interstate 26, at which time the highway becomes U.S. 23 North. 
  • Follow U.S. 23 North for approximately 45.6 miles, past the Big Stone Gap exits to Norton. 

If traveling from Eastern Kentucky:
  • From the north (Jenkins), take Route 23 South, bypassing Pound and Wise, traveling approximately 25 miles from the Kentucky/Virginia state line.