Ghost town of Lignite, Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lignite
N 37° 37.328 W 080° 00.063
17S E 588154 N 4164360
Quick Description: This is the only "true" ghost town in Virginia. Iron ore boom town formed in mid 1800's, had company store, churches, main street theatre, etc abandoned when ore business dropped.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2007 5:50:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM2EJJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 217

Long Description:
There isn't much documented about Lignite on the 'net. However, a few URLs will show it's location.

http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/va/lignite.html http://historical.maptech.com/quad.cfm?quadname=Eagle%20Rock&state=VA&series=15

Specifically the south west part of the quad (near Oriskany).

The best time to visit is in the spring when the daffodils are blooming in the forest. This will show you the location of former homes of the residents of Lignite.
Reason for Abandonment: Economic

Date Abandoned: 01/01/1890

Related Web Page: Not listed

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