Dante Lives On
Mailing: P.O. Box 336 Dante, Virginia 24237
Physical: 30 Straight Hollow Road Dante, Virginia 24237
More about Dante Lives On
Dante residents created Dante Lives On, Inc, in October of 2003 to revitalize our community. Nestled in the mountains of southwest Virginia, Dante was once the headquarters of the Clinchfield Coal Corporation but has been in a long economic decline since the last coal mine shut down in 1959. Determined to see our community survive and move forward, our residents are preserving, restoring, and promoting their coal mining and railroading history. All activities are planned and supervised by the local volunteer Board of Directors, elected by the membership annually, and appointed committees. The DLO’s mission is closely aligned to that of the DCA and that makes for a fantastic partnership between our organizations. DLO are also the stewards of the Dante Coal Mining and Railroad Museum which helps keep the memories of Dante’s early years alive for the next generation. The DCA Preservation Subcommittee works in conjunction with DLO to ensure that our goals are aligned for the future of our community while remembering, preserving, and sharing the past.
In 2015 the DLO’s website was taken down. The latest copy of the website can be found on the Wayback Machine Internet Archive to view it please click here.