THURMOND, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Thurmond, West Virginia was once a booming railroad town in the heart of the New River Gorge.
The land on which Thurmond sits was acquired by Confederate Captain W.D. Thurmond in 1873 as payment for a nearby surveying job.
Captain Thurmond had big plans for this plot of land along the wild and raging New River, and the said plans would soon come to fruition with the completion of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway.
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