Thomas, West Virginia

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

The Store Fronts Along Southbound West Virginia 32

If you look at a map of the U.S. state of Maryland, you will see that the western border of the state has a point at the south end. This point points to the town of Thomas, West Virginia. When you visit the town today, you will see a town that rests on a hill with the Blackwater River flowing through the valley below with the mountains of West Virginia surrounding it. It is a small and quiet town, but it is a town that is truly a West Virginia town.

Some of you are saying, “I love small towns, and I love West Virginia. The problem is that there are no railroads in this town. Therefore, I will not be in this town.”

If you visit the town of Thomas, West Virginia today, you will see a quiet, peaceful town… with…

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