#2 Goatherding: An Alternative Lifestyle

This article first appeared in the April 1992 edition of Backroads, when Jerry Lou Drake and I were both single girls living a rugged life here on the mountain. We became fast friends and she let me interview her for the newspaper about keeping goats and all the healthy, nutritious products they provide. Fast forward a few years and our “single” status changed when we both found the man of our dreams with whom to share our simplistic lifestyle. Over the years that followed, a lot has changed but our enduring friendship has held strong and we still enjoy having a cup of tea together sitting by the warmth of the kitchen woodstove, catching up on each other’s news.

#1 Lyndhurst Train Depot & Post Office

The train station in Lyndhurst, Virginia, has a rich history of early service before its eventual demise but thanks to the restorative efforts of Max and Sylvia Reinhardt, the derelict building has become their unusual private home, filled with mementos of the past as well as Sylvia’s beautiful paintings. Read now about the depot’s beginning and long career as a train station/post office and follow its history to the present day.

Van Lear Family Cemetery

Located on Route 613, 3/10 mile south of the intersection with Route 742 in North River District. It is approximately 300 yards …

Van Lear Family Cemetery

Located on Route 613, 3/10 mile south of the intersection with Route 742 in North River District. It is approximately 300 yards …

Walton family Cemetery #1

Located on the farm owned by Carlton Sensabaugh, Route 1, Goshen, Va. His farm entrance is about 1/2 mile south of the …

Ware Cemetery Private

Located South of Route 11, just North of Route 654. INTERNEES: Ware, Robert Jr.    07-20-06 Watson, Benjamin    06-04-10 Johnson, Ezekiel Shanks, Maltilda …

West Augusta Cemetery Part 2

Off of hwy 250 to route 716 West Augusta, Virginia West Augusta Cemetery Records were sent to Glenda Lambert-Gibson By, Larry F. …

West Augusta Cemetery

Located off of hwy 250 to Route 716 Deerfield, Virginia SS=Same Stone These records were submitted by Larry F. Hamilton, cemetery caretaker …

Western State Hospital Part 1

Located behind the old hospital, at the intersection of 250 and 11, on the Southeast corner. It lies on the hill behind …

Western State Hospital Part 2

Name:  Terrace #: Grave #: Hollis, Elizabeth E.—-11-73——Jones, J.K.P.——-7-68 Hawerton, Sarah———11-81——Johnson, Alice C.—9-85 Holland, J.T.———–12-62——Jones, Fannie E.—-9-86 Holbrook, L.P.———-15-48——Joyues, Armstead—11-77 Irby, William———–20-24——Johnson, …