Bath County

Bath County High School

When it comes to wind power, 12 states produce 80% of the energy, and Virginia is not among them. But that could be changing.  At KidWind, a national competition of high school students determined to design new turbines, five of  18 teams came from the Commonwealth  and the winners hailed from a tiny school in Bath County. 

The oldest spa in America could be here in Virginia – in the remote and mountainous Bath County.  That’s where warm water bubbles up from the ground in pools where Thomas Jefferson once soaked.  The springs have been a major tourist attraction, but the county recently closed them down.