C&O Milepost 147.2
Station Number: 148
Code Number: 0216
Bibb was the site of Bibb’s Store and, in the 1880’s, H. G. Hiter’s School. The store had a blacksmith shop and, from 1880 to 1903, a post office. The store was also the site of a mill that could grind corn and other grains. In 1926, Bibb’s Store burned.
I suspect that the mill remained in operation until 1914. In that year a lumberyard was begun on the site by the Purcell family. In September, 1923 a rail spur (track number 871) was built to serve the lumberyard. The J. S. Purcell Lumber Corporation is still in business though the spur track was removed in April, 1991.
|This is a photo of Purcell Lumber. As I took this photo I was, roughly, facing east toward Louisa. The siding split from the main behind me and ran alongside these buildings. (November 2001 photo)|
This map was prepared from U.S.G.S. topological maps, C&O track charts dated 1963, C&O Side Track Records dated 1937, a copy of the Side Track Records updated through the 1990’s, and C&O Valuation maps, also updated through the 1990’s.
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