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Green Cove in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Green Cove Station

 
 
Green Cove Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
1. Green Cove Station Marker
Inscription. Green Cove Station was a rail stop along the “Virginia Creeper” Railroad that ran from Abingdon, Virginia, to Todd, North Carolina. Built by the Virginia Carolina Railroad about 1914, it also served as a post office, general store, and telegraph office, managed primarily by William M. Buchanan. Famed photographer O. Winston Link memorialized this building in his 1956 photo “Maud Bows to the Virginia Creeper.” The last train passed here in 1977, but the station remained as a general store for a few more years. In the early 1990s the former station was restored as a U.S. Forest Service visitor and education center for the Virginia Creeper National Recreational Trail.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-62.)
 
Location. 36° 37.142′ N, 81° 38.64′ W. Marker is in Green Cove, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is on Green Cove Road (Route 608) just west of Discovery Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Damascus VA 24236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Maud Bows to The Virginia Creeper” (within shouting distance of this
Green Cove Station Marker and Station image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
2. Green Cove Station Marker and Station
marker); “Virginia Creeper” Railroad (approx. 1.7 miles away); Christmas Tree Farms (approx. 1.7 miles away); Whitetop (approx. 2.4 miles away); White Top Folk Festival (approx. 3.2 miles away); John Deere Mower Model 2 (approx. 8.5 miles away); Grayson County (approx. 8.5 miles away); North Carolina / Virginia (approx. 10.7 miles away in North Carolina).
 
Also see . . .
1. Virginia Creeper Trail Guide. “The Green Cove Station is the only original remaining depot building along the Virginia Creeper Trail. Privately owned, the depot served as post office, general store, and freight office. The owner, William Buchanan and his wife Mary, worked the depot assisted by their daughters. The station was the center point for the community communication and storytelling.” (Submitted on June 8, 2013.) 

2. Green Cove Station on the Virginia Creeper Trail. YouTube video. “Hear the history of the Green Cove Station and the Virginia Creeper Trail as told by Larry Lawler, U.S. Forest Service Volunteer. Larry begins his narration in the general store, then moves to the
Green Cove Station image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
3. Green Cove Station
passenger waiting area and finishes with stories about items in the freight area.”
(Submitted on June 8, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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