September 1, 2014

What Happened to Horntown?


abandoned house When we drove through the small town of Horntown, Virginia, I noticed several abandoned houses on the main road. I don't know the story behind them.



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  1. the 2nd one is quite lovely in its age. sorry about the damage on the first.

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  2. It's sad to see the decline of a one-time community. It makes you wonder about the story behind it all.

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  3. Such a shame to see the old houses go back to nature.

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  4. If only those walls could talk....

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  5. It's kind of sad to see these. Makes you wonder about the stories and people behind them.

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  6. always sad to see houses abandoned like this.

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  7. Wow that is pretty sad and so many different homes. I wonder if they were damaged by a storm.

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  9. Could the State have bought them up to widen the road? Makes you wonder what is going on.

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  10. The story is simple. After WWII people moved away. That generation went to the cities in search of opportunity. Horntown was a thriving place 100 years ago. But it declined, especially after the 1960's. The older folks died, and their children already had established their lives elsewhere.

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  11. I was born and raised there. It was a wonderful town to grow up in. Another 1974, people just started going to move to bigger towns for job opportunities. My father died in 1970 and he had a body shop and my grandparent moved around 1976 due to health issues. My mother and I moved to Delaware because of jobs also. Wish I could back time up. Horntown was just so peaceful and beautiful. Have many memories of living there.

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    1. Thank you for the story of Horntown. The area has a lot to offer.

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