Skyline Drive-In: Hank's Last Stop
Hilltop, West Virginia
About 6:30 AM on New Years Day, 1953, a Cadillac wheeled into the Skyline Drive-In after driving about two hours from Bluefield, near the Tennessee state line. Its driver got out, stretched his legs, used the restroom. When he returned he noticed that his back seat passenger, country music superstar Hank Williams, was stiff and cold. He was, in fact, dead -- having died some time during the drive from Bluefield, probably from an accidental overdose of painkillers and alcohol.
Although no monument or memorial marks the site, the Skyline Drive-In still stands. Beneath the letters on its hand-painted sign, its owners have added, "Hank's Last Stop."