Virginia State Capitol

The Virginia State Capitol, located in Richmond. It houses the oldest legislative body in the Western Hemisphere, the Virginia General Assembly. First established as the House of Burgesses in 1619.

The Capitol was conceived of by Thomas Jefferson and Charles-Louis Clérisseau in France. It was completed in 1788 and is 226 years old. In 1960, it was designated a National Historic Landmark. It should be! Hard to imagine a more beautiful state capital.

Virginia Creeper Trail – Green Cove Station

The Virginia Creeper Trail is a 34.3 mile rail-to-trail multi-recreational trail that starts in Abingdon, VA traveling through Damascus, VA and ending at Whitetop Station near the Virginia-North Carolina border.

The Green Cove Station is the only original remaining depot building along the Virginia Creeper Trail. Privately owned, the depot served as post office, general store, and freight office. The owner, William Buchanan and his wife Mary, worked the depot assisted by their daughters. The station was the center point for the community communication and storytelling. Today, the US Forest Service operates the depot on a limited basis during the warmer seasons and still serves as a rest location with soft drinks, snacks and souvenirs for bikers and hikers.