Stony Fork, Kentucky

Stony Fork, Kentucky is a neat community to drive through and check out the relics on the road side.  Stony for is located about 10 miles east of Pineville on Kentucky 221.  Stony Fork is a coal mining camp that was founded in 1908 with the start of the Stony Fork Coal Company.  Many former coal camp houses and even buildings still remain today.
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I havent been able to confirm, but I am pretty sure this at one time was a Company store and later a general store for the community of Stony Fork. Today, it is for sale.
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Mars Hill Radio Theatre — Mars Hill, North Carolina

Mars Hill Theater -- Mars Hill, North Carolina The Mars Hill Theatre, the only theater located in Madison County, North Carolina opened originally in 1947. Mars Hill Theater -- Mars Hill, North Carolina
The theater operated until 1992 when it was closed.
Mars Hill Theater -- Mars Hill, North Carolina
Renovations began in 2014 and on June 11, 2016, the theater reopened to the public. This theater is unique in the fact that it has an on site radio station based at the theater.

College Grove, Tennessee

These two buildings are part of what remains of the former College Grove High School in College Grove, Tennessee. College Grove is located in middle Tennessee about 22 miles West – Southwest of Murfreesboro. The buildings photograhed in this entry were part of the College Grove Combined School. Until 1975 this school served students in grades K-12. In 1975 Page High School opened and upper grade students from College Grove were absorbed into that new school. This old building would remain in operation until 1992 when a newly constructed campus opened to serve the students of College Grove.
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The gymnasium was completed in 1961 and replaced a gym that had been constructed on the school grounds in 1924.
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The Auditorium was completed in 1957.

Courtland High School — Lawrence County, Alabama

Courtland High School -- Courtland, Alabama Courtland High School was located in northern Alabama 23 miles east of Muscle Shoals. Courtland High School -- Courtland, Alabama
The school was abandoned when students from Courtland were sent to nearby R.H. Hubbard High School in the mid 2000s sometime around 2004-05.
Courtland High School -- Courtland, Alabama The school was auctioned off in the fall of 2014 for a cost of 50,000 dollars. There is now some sort of haunted house ran out of the school building and part of the lot where the school lies has been donated to the neighboring church. Courtland High School -- Courtland, Alabama
Looks as though the Chiefs had quite a reputation for Football across the state of Alabama.
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Courtland High School -- Courtland, Alabama

Levisa Branch Trestle — Pike County, Kentucky

If you dig long and deep enough every one of these train trestles you come across have a unique history and story. This bridge in particular however has a very unique story and history in the fact that it was relocated to this spot.

Pike County, KY The bridge was originally constructed in 1894 by the Pencoyd Bridge & Construction Co. and crossed the Ohio river. At that time when it crossed the Ohio the bridge carried two tracks. Pike County, KY

In 1960 the bridge was relocated to its present home in the Millard community of Pike County, Kentucky by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, which is now part of CSX.

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Winter Storm Jonas

Snow isnt a rarity here in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. In fact there is a pretty good chance you will see some of the stuff from late October all the way to late April around here. It is however a rarity that we get big snows….This last storm, Jonas was the third in the past 11 months to dump more than a foot on the bluegrass state. Thats pretty astonishing, and pretty rad for snow lovers for sure. These are a few of the photos Ive taken around the house since the storm hit, seeing as how my cars are still stuck in the driveway and probably will be for a few more days….Im getting a touch of cabin fever. Enjoy.
Winter Storm Jonas

Winter Storm Jonas

Winter Storm Jonas

Winter Storm Jonas

Winter Storm Jonas

Floyd County Kentucky Ramblings

A couple of weeks ago I finally went up to Floyd County to see the old Drift Theater for myself.  On the way I saw some other pretty neat stuff.  Some of these pictures are of places or buildings that will be featured in their own entry later on in this blog, some are just random shots.  Floyd County is a very interesting county with a lot of history, a lot of coal mining history to be specific. I hope to explore more there in the near future. In the meantime enjoy & goodnight.
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