Latitude / Longitude:
37°37′38″N 79°59′54″W / 37.62722°N 79.99833°W / 37.62722 -79.99833
Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
Lignite is a ghost town in Botetourt County, Virginia, United States. A former iron ore mining town owned by Allegheny Ore and Iron Company (which later became the Lukens Steel Co. of Coachville, PA), it contained a company store, churches, school, post office, and a main street theater.
It was abandoned by the company in the 1920s after ore demands dropped, when higher grade iron ore was discovered in the Great Lakes area, but some people continued to live in the houses until the 1950s. It has very few remains and is now a part of the Jefferson National Forest.