Category Archives: Places

Creekside Barn

A red barn, near Greenville, WV, on Indian Creek.

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The Old Mill, Greenville, WV

Cook’s Mill is believed to have been built around 1857.  However, an earlier grist mill was on the site sometime in the late 1700s.  The larger building was built in the 1980s for a blacksmith shop.  More information is available here: http://www.cooksoldmill.com/text/general.html

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Abandoned in West Virginia

This old house in Monroe County, Wect Virginia is one of many that was lived in until recently, then allowed to fall intoa state of decay.

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Just Like Old Times

This old Ford tractor sits beside an old garage in Marshall County, Kentucky. They probably date to about the same time.

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Another Pittsylvania Log Tobacco Barn

Pittsylvania County, Virginia, has its share of log tobacco barns.  There’s literally hundreds left, going back to the early days of Brightleaf flue-cured tobacco, which grows well in the red soil of the county.

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Green Barn on Midway Road

A green tobacco curing barn in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

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Camptown Store, Charlotte, VA

The old Camptown Store, Charlotte, VA.

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House on Ray Mill Road

An abandoned house on Ray Mill Road, Pittsylvania County, VA.

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Where the Civil War Ended

The American War Between the States ended here at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia on April 9, 1865.  The brick house (right), belonging to Wilmer McLean, is where Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. U.S. Grant in the front parlor.

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Old Pittsville, VA Store

Gas pumps still stand outside the Old Pittsville, Virginia store.

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