Elaine McAlister Dellinger, a researcher and archaeologist, will discuss Lost Cove, a ghost town in the Yancey County region of Pisgah National Forest.

The event is from 5:00-6:30 at the Orchard at Altapass on July 18th.

Once a sustainable agricultural town, Lost Cove is now a graveyard of abandoned homes, rusted cars, and crumbling gravestones.

Established around the Civil War era, it was in the early 1900’s that logging and railroads came.

Eventually, timber thinned, railroad service stopped.

The last know resident purportedly left in 1957.

More information about the Orchard at Altapass can be found ataltapassorchard.org, Facebook, or by calling 828-765-9531.