AM&O RR - Question about Allegheny Station

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Sat Feb 17 16:13:50 EST 2018

On Sat, Feb 17, 2018, at 9:10 AM, Ray wrote:

> This is just a guess:  Alleghany Springs is associated  with Shawsville
> and was located several miles  off the railroad up the South Fork of the
> Roanoke River. Could the station at what we know today as Shawsville have
> then been called Alleghany?   Even today some refer to this area as “ up
> Alleghany.”

​Yes, the healing springs are the reason for the station, with land for the
railroad station "sold" to the A M & O by the owners of Alleghany Springs.
It appears the photo is mis-identified, since the deed specifically refers
to "Shawsville" as the location.

Bruce in Blacksburg
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