The Story Behind This Ghost Town Cemetery In Virginia Will Chill You To The Bone
The ghost town of Wash Woods is tucked away along the coast in a natural area now designated as False Cape State Park. While this site is a gorgeous natural destination, it wasn’t always so welcoming. As its name implies, False Cape was an area mistaken for another landing point, Cape Charles. The development of Wash Woods happened for exactly this reason. A community of shipwrecked sailors made their home on this unforgiving piece of land and the community has since vanished altogether. All that’s left today are a few structural tokens: a church steeple and a haunting graveyard.
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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.
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