Visit Thurmond, West Virginia, New River Gorge
Date: November 02, 2022 10:20AM
"A hundred years ago, railroads were more important than actual roads in West Virginia’s small coal towns. There’s no better example than in the near-ghost town of Thurmond — a bustling town at the turn of the 20th century, where Main Street was the railroad. Now, a few pieces of the old town remain, protected by the National Park Service. All it takes is a curvy drive through the mountains to experience the area’s history.
Thurmond is a treat for anyone who is interested in the New River Gorge, the history of coal mining and railroads in southern West Virginia, or ghost town explorers. The bridge into Thurmond is unique and photogenic, and the town itself doesn’t even have a street for its Main Street – it has railroad tracks instead! Take the time to make the drive out to Thurmond, if you’re in the area.
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