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Current Notices

The Town of Edinburg will post important information and notices here, please check back regularly. 

The Town Office will close at noon on Wednesday, November 21st, and will remain closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving.

For information on Christmas in Edinburg, click here.

To register for the Christmas Parade, click here.

The Edinburg Town Council will hold a Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Edinburg Town Hall. The Agenda can be found the Friday before the meeting by clicking on the Agenda key on the Town Government page.


This is a follow up to the notice that was required to be distributed by Edinburg about an ecoli test performed on September 26th. The water sample in question was pulled at the Edinburg Manor Pump Station water hydrant. While every attempt is made to not cross contaminate any water sample it is easily done by the person drawing the sample.

Something as simple as touching the rim of the sample bottle with a finger can cause a positive ecoli reading.  Ecoli is everywhere; we all have traces of it on our own hands every day, which is why you see signs about employees washing their hands in most public restrooms.

Because of the fact that a sample can be easily contaminated the Town takes 2 samples from different locations. The other location’s sample test for September showed NO traces of ecoli.

The procedure for when a test does show a trace of ecoli is to draw an additional sample upstream and another downstream from the original testing spot.  You have 30 days from the date of the original sample to perform this additional testing. In this case the Operator failed to meet the 30 day deadline because she had to go out of town for a family medical problem.  Missing the 30 day deadline made the Town technically in violation and required the notification that was sent out.

Some people have asked why the Town waited 30 days to notify the residents about the positive ecoli test.  If the operator had met the 30 day deadline the Health Department would not have required any notification.  The Towns water is safe to drink and there has never been anything in the water that would cause someone stomach problems or make them ill in any way.

We apologize for the confusion caused by the required notification and hope that the above eliminates any concern about the safety of Edinburg’s water.

Click here for the Edinburg Floodplain Ordinance Update.

The Town of Edinburg encourages its customers to read the 2017 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.  The 2017 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for the Town of Edinburg is available for viewing by clicking here.

Click here for the 2018 Recycling Schedule.

Click here for FOIA information. 

The Historic Guidelines and Ordinances are available for viewing.  Please click here to access.

To view the Ordinance to adopt the 2018-2019 Budget, click here.

Welcome to Edinburg PhotoWelcome to Edinburg. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and situated in central Shenandoah County, Edinburg, incorporated in 1852, exemplifies the quaint, small town atmosphere of the valley. Along its streets are antique, craft and gift shops as well as art galleries. A great time to visit Edinburg would be the third full weekend in September when the Town holds its Edinburg Ole' Time Festival.

Edinburg Mill PhotoEdinburg was settled in the latter part of the 18th century by Germans and Swiss whom the rich soil, beautiful countryside and plentiful water of the Shenandoah River and Stony Creek attracted. Edinburg was first named Shyrock (after a settler) and then 'Edenburg' a reference to the Garden of Eden. In the early 1800's Philip Grandstaff settled on Stony Creek. Grandstaff built a gun factory that made guns for the War of 1812. On that site a roller mill was built in 1848 by his son, George. Scotch-Irish settled here to work the iron furnaces and Union Forge. Edinburg, a name changed by the federals was incorporated in 1852. Edinburg was the site of 12 skirmishes during the Civil War and the mill escaped Sheridan's torch by the efforts of two local girls. The 1870's brought a revival of trade and the town was prosperous and lively. Edinburg was the mecca for the nearby CCCEdinburg Water Tower Photo boys. However, Edinburg did not continue to grow as a commercial center. Consequently, the Town has retained much of its 19th century charm with lovely Victorian homes. Distinctive Edinburg architectural features include unusual porches, beautifully crafted hand-carved woodwork and locally crafted stone walls. The Town boasts an interesting museum in the Edinburg Mill.