HISTORIC WALKING TOUR

The Historic Walking Tour, started up by The Vanceburg Renaissance program--started to boost economic development and promotion of downtown Vanceburg--worked with the Lewis County Health Department to promote health and tourism.

 

Below you will find every stop on the walking tour and a brief description of the historic buildings. A long the way on your walk, you will find markers to give more information on each stop.

 

Hover over the picture or click to see information about each stop.

George Morgan Thomas House
George Morgan Thomas House

This was originally the home of Judge George Morgan Thomas and his family when it was built in 1883. Judge Thomas served as a U.S. Congressman from this district and also acted as a Solicitor of Internal Revenue. After the Thomas heirs disposed of this property, it was opened as the Commercial Hotel from the 1920's until the 1960's. On December 3, 2001, Citizens Deposit Bank gave the home and property to the City of Vanceburg and in 2006, the home was completely restored.

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The Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Depot
The Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Depot

The railroad was known originally as the Maysville and Big Sandy Railroad. The first depot was built on this site shortly after the railroad was completed in 1888. The present depot was built in 1913, completely restored in 2000 and opened as a museum.

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Halbert House
Halbert House

The home, built between 1850-1860, was the home of Judge William C .Halbert and his wife, Lavina. Throughout the years the house has been owned by several of his descendants.

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George Morgan Thomas House
George Morgan Thomas House

This was originally the home of Judge George Morgan Thomas and his family when it was built in 1883. Judge Thomas served as a U.S. Congressman from this district and also acted as a Solicitor of Internal Revenue. After the Thomas heirs disposed of this property, it was opened as the Commercial Hotel from the 1920's until the 1960's. On December 3, 2001, Citizens Deposit Bank gave the home and property to the City of Vanceburg and in 2006, the home was completely restored.

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