Syria, Virginia

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A shop in Syria, Virginia, in October, 2014

Syria is an unincorporated village in Madison County, Virginia, United States.[1] It lies along the Old Blue Ridge Turnpike (State Route 670),[2] adjoining the southeast border of the Shenandoah National Park. Its ZIP Code is 22743.

Origin[edit]

The name "Syria" was first applied to the area in 1898 when the local branch of the United States Postal Service opened under the name the Syria Post Office, the name "Syria" being chosen on account of the region of Syria being mentioned in the Bible.[3]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Syria has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]

Graves Mountain Festival of Music[edit]

Since 1993 the campground at Graves Mountain Lodge at Route 670 in Syria has hosted the Graves Mountain Festival of Music, a three-day music festival focused on bluegrass music held over three days - Thursday to Saturday - at the end of May/ beginning of June.[5]


References[edit]

Coordinates: 38°29′16″N 78°19′34″W / 38.48778°N 78.32611°W / 38.48778; -78.32611