Lost Communities of Virginia

Southern Driving Tour

Virginia's back roads and rural areas are dotted with traces of once-thriving communities. General stores, train depots, schools, churches, banks, and post offices provide intriguing details of a way of life now gone.  The Lost Communities of Virginia Southern Driving Tour gives people the opportunity to explore a sampling of Virginia’s back roads and bring people through parts of Appomattox, Campbell, Charlotte, Halifax, and Pittsylvania Counties.  The route is designed as a loop so that people can jump on the route from a multitude of locations and spend an afternoon exploring or create a multi-day adventure.

The brochure is available at tourism outlets in the 5 featured counties or at our office at 101 South Main Street, Blacksburg.

Download a full-size (28"x19") interactive PDF copy of the brochure. (Note: For best results, download the PDF file and use Adobe Acrobat Reader) Click on communities and points of interest on the map to link to their descriptions in the text. Click on URLs in the text to learn more about points of interest:

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Download the brochure as 16 (8.5" x 11") pages that can be printed and assembled into a full-size copy of the brochure:

Lost Communities Of Virginia Southern Driving Tour Brochure for Printing At Home

For more information, contact Elizabeth Gilboy at.540-231-5644 or email egilboy@vt.edu.