More than six months’ worth of rain fell on Nelson County in a single night in August 1969, creating the worst natural disaster in Virginia history.
A saxophone sits in a display case at Oakland — The Nelson County Museum of History.
Michael Gamble remembers the sound of the rain outside his childhood home on Virginia 56 the night of Aug. 19, 1969.
Hurricane Camille did not hit Virginia’s Nelson County 50 years ago this month.
As the 50th anniversary of remnants of Hurricane Camille dealing a devastating blow to Nelson County approaches, The (Lynchburg) News & Ad…
These homes were located along U.S. 29, north of Lovingston along the northbound lane of the highway.
One of the things Beth Goodwin remembers most about Hurricane Camille was the lightning.
The task of identifying bodies recovered after the flood fell mainly to three local physicians, a pathologist from the state medical examiner’s office in Roanoke and a dentist.
This list contains the identities of the 125 people who died in Nelson County on Aug. 19 and 20, 1969. Eight never were identified; 33 were never found.
There’s a line drawn in the history of Nelson County — what happened before Hurricane Camille and what came after.