The Small Mining Town In Virginia That’s Rumored To Be Cursed
Virginia’s mountain communities are beautiful, close-knit, and resilient. Yet they’ve also faced struggle, particularly in the light of coal and railroad industries that have come and gone over the years. One prime example is a small community known as Ivanhoe, Virginia. Located in Wythe County, this Appalachian locale is also rumored to be cursed. In the late 19th century, a traveling preacher known as Robert Sheffey reportedly placed a curse on the town after the people there rejected his ministries and teachings. Since then, the town has faced a series of incredible hardships. Be it the curse or simply the changing of times, there’s no denying that Ivanhoe has seen struggle. Here’s a closer look at this tucked-away mining town in Virginia’s southwestern corner.
Have you ever visited Ivanhoe? What did you think of this small mining town in Virginia? Be sure to share your thoughts with us in the comments below — we’d love to hear from you. If you do find yourself in the area, be sure to check out the New River Trail State Park.
Address: Ivanhoe, VA 24350, USA
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A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.