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    Ghost town of Monroe Va.

    Some old timers believe its under Smith Mt. Lake.Dont know but I marked water depths of 320 Ft. here.
    > The Ghost Town Of Monroe Could Be Hiding Underwater In Virginia
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    Rebel-KGC....... Do you have any more info on this ? At one time,years ago, I found tax records on the town.But I cant find them now for the life of me.
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    I also read about the Monroe, Va. of SML; there is ANOTHER Monroe, Va. in Amherst County. Va. It was once a BUSY Rail Road town, north of Lynchburg, Va.; it is ALSO a "Ghost Town".
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    BEST place to find info, would be the Bedford City/County Historical Society in the old Lodge Building in Bedford, Va. ALSO Vickie Gardner of SML Chambers of Commerce/VISITOR CENTER at Bridgewater Plaza in Franklin County could help. THAT Bridge going into Franklin County from Bedford is "over" the old community of Hale's Ford, HENCE the name... HALESFORD BRIDGE... HEH! LOTS of farms, family cemeteries, homes WERE "covered over" by the waters of SML; FASCINATING history!
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    Since you live at SML, visit the Franklin County Library at West Lake... I go there EVERY TIME, that wife & I visit the SML State Park or West Lake... NEAT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel - KGC View Post
    I also read about the Monroe, Va. of SML; there is ANOTHER Monroe, Va. in Amherst County. Va. It was once a BUSY Rail Road town, north of Lynchburg, Va.; it is ALSO a "Ghost Town".
    Thanks I've read about that one....... But this 'Monroe' is under the lake.Could be Franklin, OR Pittsylvania, OR Bedford county .All 3 counties come together(close to that point),where I think town of Monro is........IF you google Satellite. Smith Mt. lake and draw a line from "Vista Point" to channel marker R-3(which is at the base of Smith Mt.).Half way between those 2 points is where I believe Monro is.And that's in ,just about 300 ft. of water,per my depth finder.
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    Yeah, I think that WAS the general area; it was south of Dundee, Va. of Bedford County; I think Rt. 43 South from Bedford, Va. was once an "access"; it goes on to Altavista, Va.
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    As a follow up to post #6.The location I described would put the t/o Monroe(back then,before the lake) on the banks of the Roanoke river...JUST downstream from where the Blackwater & Roanoke rivers converge.AND about 1 mile Upstream from what is now the S.M.L. Dam.Click image for larger version. 

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    COULD BE... many divers have found "towns/communities" under water at SML.
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    Chambers Office at SML, may know; Visitors Center at Bridgewater Plaza (SML, Franklin County) MAY have a FILE FOLDER on such... dunno. Get a Map of SML & "plot it"... GREAT R & I for Winter!
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    OR! "Google" The Forgotten Town Of Monroe in Pittsylvania, Va. The Forgotten Town of Monroe, Pittsylvania County, Virginia - 19th-Century History

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    I read of a web-site that had scuba-divers "chatting" about this topic; if I find the "addy", I will share.

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    Here it is: Smith Mountain Lake - Underwater Town - Fact or Fiction; SCUBA BOARD ("Google It"!). INTERESTING!
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    From THAT "site", Scuba Divers indicate that Monroe, Va. was/is underwater in the Vista Point "area"; Records on Monroe, Va. are in Danville, Va. HH! Good Luck!

 

 
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