My Trip to Hurt, Virginia, in November 2007

Hurt VA – tiny little town in the hills and woods of west-south Virginia in Pittsylvania County on the south bank of the Roanoke River (they call it Staunton).

I decided to go there because Hurt is my last name and I figured some connection must exist.

 

I entered Hurt, VA, driving southward across the Staunton River from Altavista at night. It looked different in the daylight.

 

 

I met George Files at the strip mall Ramp church. He and his family put me up for the night across the river in their Altavista Home. George lives in Florida now.

Some at the church thought me unusual – they’d never met anyone with the Hurt last name.

 


 

Articles regarding founding of Hurt, VA.


 

Banner on town hall wall

 

Town Hall meeting room

 

Mr Hurt’s old office

 

 

New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery in Hurt, VA (note Hurt on water tower) – I saw no Hurt graves there.

Maybe they weren’t Baptists.

 

 

Oh, well, Virginia has other Hurt cemeteries.

 

 

Cemetery Search Results
Records 1 to 4 (of 4 total matches)

   

Cemetery Name

Photo
Requests

Interments

Hurt Cemetery 
Council
Buchanan County
Virginia
USA

4

     

Hurt Cemetery  
Franklin County
Virginia
USA

2

2

     

Hurt Cemetery (Richlands) 
Tazewell County
Virginia
USA

1

     

Hurt Cemetery(Swords Creek in Russell County) 
Russell County
Virginia
USA

2

     

 

 


 

Tiny strip mall


 

The mill shut down in 2005.

 

Nice little park by the highway

 

 

Tractor in the park for show

 

 

 

Welcom sign heading out of town going south. I could easily have missed the town if I hadn’t intentionally driven to it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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