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Cheapish c.1880 Virginia Fixer Upper Farmhouse on 10 Acres $125K in Ghost Town – Pending
January 25, 2024
OHU50K Notes $125,000 Sold
This Virginia fixer upper farmhouse has hardwood floors, beautiful wainscoting, original fireplace mantels and a lovely 10 acre lot. The property sits outside a town that has its roots in the mid-19th century when it was a thriving community centered around the Pamplin Pipe Factory. The factory was established in 1845 by George Pamplin, Sr. and produced iron pipes used for water supply systems. The town grew rapidly around the factory, attracting workers and their families. After it closed, the town became a virtual ghost town with a population of 142 residents today. ( See the last video below to see the once great architecture in the now abandoned town.)
Circa 1880 Farmhouse located in Historic Charlotte County Virginia! Situated on 10 beautiful country acres and ready for you to come and restore it to its former glory! 4 bedrooms, hardwood flooring, fireplace and nice large rooms.
3752 Rolling Hill Rd, Pamplin, VA 23958 $125,000
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This Virginia fixer upper farmhouse is located in Pamplin, a small town located in Appomattox County, in the central part of the state. While it’s not officially classified as a ghost town, it is virtually a ghost town known for its historical significance and the remnants of its past.
At its peak, Pamplin had numerous businesses and amenities, including stores, churches, a school, a post office, and a hotel. The town also had a railroad station, which played a crucial role in transporting goods and people. The Pamplin Pipe Factory, with its distinctive tall smokestack, was the heart of the community.
However, as time went on, the demand for iron pipes declined, and the Pamplin Pipe Factory eventually closed in the early 20th century. Without the factory providing employment opportunities, many residents left in search of work elsewhere. As a result, the town’s population dwindled, and businesses gradually closed down.
Today, Pamplin retains a few scattered structures from its prosperous past, but much of the town is in a state of disrepair and abandonment. Some of the remaining buildings include abandoned houses, the ruins of the pipe factory, and the old railroad station. These remnants serve as a reminder of Pamplin’s former glory and the industrial era it once thrived in.
Despite its diminished state, Pamplin still attracts visitors interested in exploring its history. The Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier are located near the town and offer insights into the local history and the American Civil War.
While not a bustling community anymore, Pamplin, Virginia, stands as a testament to the rise and fall of a once-vibrant town that played a significant role in the region’s industrial development.
Watch the video below for a startling view of a once thriving town.