Lee County

Lee County, highlighted in map of Virginia

swinging bridge over Powell River on Swinging Bridge Road (Route 666)
swinging bridge over Powell River on Swinging Bridge Road (Route 666)

swinging bridge over Powell River on Swinging Bridge Road (Route 666)
swinging bridge over Powell River on Swinging Bridge Road (Route 666)
swinging bridge over Powell River on Swinging Bridge Road (Route 666)

the Louisville and Nashville Railroad bypassed Jonesville when it built its line to the Virginia coalfields in 1891
the Louisville and Nashville Railroad bypassed Jonesville when it built its line to the Virginia coalfields in 1891
Source: Library of Congress, Boones map of the Black Diamond System of Railways (1896)

Lee County advertises that it is the beginning - not the end - of Virginia
Lee County advertises that it is the beginning - not the end - of Virginia
Source: Lee County

Cumberland Gap

Routing a Railroad Through Cumberland Gap to the Wise County Coal Fields

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