Eggleston once had a mineral springs resort on the river that brought visitors from miles around, then later was the transportation hub for eastern Giles County with railroad depots on both sides of the New River.
Mouth of Wilson, Virginia (Grayson County) very nearly disappeared off of the map in the 1970s.
From Lost Communities Project
Thirty small communities on Virginia’s back roads and rural areas may have lost their original industry, transportation mode, or way of life–but they are not forgotten.
Terri Fisher will discuss Lost Communities of Virginia (co-authored with Kirsten Sparenborg) at New Dominion Bookshop. The project and the book document those lost communities (though many are still surviving) using contemporary photographs, historical information, maps, and excerpts of interviews with longtime residents of these communities.
About the authors:
Terri Fisher is Outreach and Programs Coordinator at the Community Design Assistance Center at Virginia Tech, Executive Director of the Giles County Historical Society, and author of two pictorial histories of Giles County, Virginia.
Kirsten Sparenborg is a member of the studio of Sottile & Sottile Urban Analysis & Design in Savannah, Georgia. She works as an artist and designer in the field of preservation in Washington, D.C.