The Town of Thurmond in Fayette County was a classic boomtown in the 1900s. With the huge amounts of coal brought in from area mines, it had the largest revenue on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway.
Having many coal barons among its patrons, Thurmond’s banks were the richest in the state. The town’s stores and saloons did a remarkable business, and its hotels and boarding houses were constantly overflowing.
But like many boomtowns, Thurmond began a steady decline. Many businesses closed down, and most residents moved on.
Today, it’s a ghost town. And thereby, the perfect place to hunt for some ghosts.
Join hosts McKenna and Gailyn as they traverse Thurmond and its surrounding woods in the middle of the night, seeking the spirits that may linger there.
Are ghosts real? If so, do they haunt the streets and buildings of Thurmond? And why?
Listen to Country Roads, Episode Six: Thurmond Ghost Hunt and decide for yourself.