Drive through Orange and Caswell Counties

About a week ago, I took a drive through rural Orange County and Caswell County, and took some pictures that I think are interesting on the way.
Old abandonded gas station in Yanceyville, NC
This gas station has been closed for so long that there are no pumps there anymore; just this sign remains as a reminder of how cheap gas used to be, even within my own lifetime.
Thrifty Tog Shop, Yanceyville, NC
I enjoyed the Thirfty Tog Shop just because of the awesomeness of its name. When it was actually open, it was probably a regular thrift store or consignment store or something like that, but I commend the people who thought of that name.
There are more pictures, and I’m gonna spread them out over one or two more posts, and actually write some thoughts about how buildings become abandoned.


  1. Caswell County Historical Association Website:
    Caswell County, North Carolina GenWeb Website:
    Caswell County Family Tree:
    CCHA/CCGW Message Board:
    CCHA Web Log:
    Caswell County Photograph Collection:

    John C. Wilkerson Death, The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, NC), 11 August 1897

    Caswell County Cemetery Census:


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