Hunger Games District 12 / Henry River Mill Village, North Carolina
The Henry River Mill Town is an abandoned ghost town near Asheville, North Carolina. It was also the site of District 12 from the Hunger Games Movie. We happened to be in the area, so you know we had to check it out.
The small parking area located us next to the general store, where a sign was posted letting us know we had found district 12, and why that was cool.
Almost all of the buildings in the main area were the same design, empty, and in various stages of disrepair.
At the very rear of the location, we found a staircase which lead to a large, locked building which boasted that it was “Monitored by CCTV”. The building contained various items that may have been part of the movie, contents of some houses, and other items. Located behind this building, was the dam used by the mill town.
Across the street, there there were additional houses, again most of them having the same design. The difference in these houses, were that they still contained large amounts of stuff from the previous owners.
We traveled further up the main street, and found a few houses which had different layouts.
This house was the furthest from the main town, sitting at the top of the hill.
The first railroad in Virginia’s railway went from the Mid-Lothian Mines to the James River. Even long after it is gone, certain areas of Midlothian have remnants of it’s path, left behind for us to find. (more…)
Not the normal Urban X Adventure, but when there are No Trespassing signs around an old mine and an old building involved, we’ll count it.