Lignite, Virginia

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Lignite
Unincorporated area
Lignite is located in Virginia
Lignite
Lignite
Lignite is located in the US
Lignite
Lignite
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 37°37′38″N 79°59′54″W / 37.62722°N 79.99833°W / 37.62722; -79.99833Coordinates: 37°37′38″N 79°59′54″W / 37.62722°N 79.99833°W / 37.62722; -79.99833
Country United States
State Virginia
County Botetourt
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Lignite is a ghost town in Botetourt County, Virginia, United States. A former lignite coal mining town, it consisted of a company store, churches, and a main street theater. It was abandoned in 1890 after ore demands dropped. It has very few remains and is now a part of the Jefferson National Forest.

The remains of a chimney, covered in brush

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