Since the mid-1930’s the Reigel Hospital, or Trion Hospital as it is known, has stood in the center of Trion, a reminder of the days gone when Trion was a Southern mill town. Demolition was scheduled to begin on the old building yesterday.
The Trion Hospital was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, one of seven places in Chattooga County on the registry. The decision to tear down the building came after the last flood in September of 2009 that struck Trion. Then Mayor Benny Perry and the town-council discussed the demolition of the building with FEMA officials, and it was decided that it was in the best interest of the town to do away with the building.
The six remaining places in Chattooga County on the National Register of Historic Places are:
Camp Juliet Lowe at Cloudland
The Summerville Depot
The Chattooga County Courthouse
Sardis Baptist Church in Chattoogaville
Penn Place on Penn Bridge Road in Pennville
Georgia Site No. 9 CG 43 – Undisclosed Address – Prehistoric Site