804 Area Code BBSes Through History (80's Version)

MAP OF THE 804 AREA CODE
804-220-0533
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
The Blues Exchange
(1988-1991)
John TrindlePCBoard
804-233-2524
RICHMOND, VA
An Eclipse
(1989)
Wildcat
804-239-2846
LYNCHBURG, VA
Baby Opus
(1989)
Ann Davis
804-249-8621
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
The Diplomat BBS, Tidewater Northside HUB
(1988-1994)
Andrew Fletcher
804-262-4134
RICHMOND, VA
AE Line: COOKIE
(1985)
804-262-9289
RICHMOND, VA
Boot Factory, Mid Virginia Net, MidVaNet Richmond HUB, Rich North-East Hub
(1987-1997)
Cabell Clarke
804-264-0035
RICHMOND, VA
Adults Only, C & C, MidVaNet Richmond HUB, Net 264 EC
(1989-1994)
Jim Whitby
804-266-2644
RICHMOND, VA
Side Track, SideTrack
(1988-1994)
Mark KitchenWildcat
804-270-5525
RICHMOND, VA
Side Track, SideTrack
(1988-1989)
Mark Kitchen
804-276-7368
RICHMOND, VA
The Roundtable BBS
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
804-285-0041
RICHMOND, VA
Skeleton Island
(1985)
804-285-3334
RICHMOND, VA
The KIRK Board
(1989-1990)
E V Clemans
804-286-2929
SCOTTSVILLE, VA
Cleri-Call
(1989)
804-296-7591
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
ByteLines
(1985-1989)
Mike Watkins
804-323-6768
RICHMOND, VA
Jaybird BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
804-340-5042
RICHMOND, VA
The Exchange, The Exchange
(1989-1994)
Steve HaynesPCBoard
804-340-5246
RICHMOND, VA
Remote Northstar Virginia Beach
(1982-1985)
804-340-6123
RICHMOND, VA
Online Software Systems
(1989)
Wildcat
804-346-9446
RICHMOND, VA
Future Systems
(1989)
Wildcat
804-353-4160
RICHMOND, VA
Intercity BBS
(1988-1999)
Tyronne Foy, Tyrone FoyRBBS
804-353-4893
RICHMOND, VA
South Anna Wildcat BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
804-358-3286
Richmond, VA
The Hegelian Solution, Inc. [PIN]
(1989-1993)
Hegel, Himself.WWIV v3.2
" I'm Hegel, Himself. . . (1@8413WWIVLink and 1@8407WWIVNet). The Hegelian Solution, Inc. BBS ran from 89-93, on WWIV v3.2 and then 4.24 by Wayne Bell. There were numerous modifications to the source code, several "doors" leading to ascii games, self-testing instruments, etc. The bbs initially ran on a dedicated 8088-10mhz dtk barebones system, with a pair of seagate 40mb drives and a 2400 bps internal modem. Hours of operation were 24/7, except for maintenance. In early 1992, the system was upgraded to a 286 machine.

"THS was afilliated with both WWIVLenk and WWIVNet, as well as the PIN (Pagan Information Network). Subs generally centered around politics, religion, alternative lifestyles, and ascii art. Games were available. The Richmond Area SysOps Association had a monthly lunch at the "The Venice" restaurant at least into mid 1993, when I stopped attending.

"I took the board down in late 1993 or early 1994, and had my first www site up for my students at the University of Richmond by late August 1994. Its long gone now, as are subsequent sites. Anyway, that's the "rest of the story." I've lost touch with all but a very few fellow sysops from that time, and the one's I'm in touch with have closed their boards." - Hegel Himself (Michael Bell)

804-379-7731
MIDLOTHIAN, VA
Under Const, Under Construction
(1989-1996)
Chuck WatkinsPCBoard
804-384-0849
LYNCHBURG, VA
Boonsboro BBS
(1989-1991)
David Wilson
804-384-3420
LYNCHBURG, VA
GhostComm BBS, GhostComm BBS, Lynchburg, Local Hub
(1989-1991)
Michael Beck
804-392-6769
FARMVILLE, VA
MoonStar
(1988)
Lon Stockton
804-393-2925
RICHMOND, VA
Talk-80 ROBB
(1984)
804-421-9134
BETHIA, VA
Genuine Aloha Ukelel
(1988-1990)
CJCit ??
804-422-9395
Virginia Beach, VA
Nite Moves BBS
(1988-1992)
Joe Prentiss
"Adult BBS, FIDOnet Hub, Multi-line, 4 gigs and 6 CD's online." - Joe Prentiss
804-423-1338
MIDLOTHIAN, VA
CFI BBS, The C.F.I. BBS
(1989-1991)
Rusty WerntzWildcat
804-423-6043
MIDLOTHIAN, VA
Amiga Wonder
(1988)
804-423-6604
MIDLOTHIAN, VA
Norfolk Fido
(1986-1987)
Ben "DUFF" SmithFidoNet
804-424-0416
DINWIDDIE, VA
No Name BBS PCB1 TNC, The No Name BBS
(1989-1994)
Butch DunnPCBoard
804-424-1514
DINWIDDIE, VA
ME BBS, Micro Enhancement, Micro Enhancemt, MicroEnchmts
(1988-1996)
Shawn Chenault, Shawm ChenaultPCBoard
804-425-2283
CHESTER, VA
GSTBBS
(1988)
Scott Piel
804-436-2951
KILMARNOCK, VA
Searchlight II
(1989)
804-444-3392
NBBS Norfolk
(1982-1984)
804-445-1627
TAPPAHANNOCK, VA
NARDAC , NARDAC (Navy/Micro), NARDAC Norfolk BBS
(1987-1992)
Chris Litchfield, David ChapmanPCBoard
804-456-9567
Norfolk, VA
Alarmsoft
(1989-1993)
Bill AgrestePCBoard
804-460-3296
LYNCHBURG, VA
MicroEnhancements
(1986)
Carl Bunch
804-460-9038
LYNCHBURG, VA
VA EMS
(1989)
804-461-3404
RICHMOND, VA
Alarmsoft
(1987-1989)
Agreste/Chen'lt
804-463-3724
RICHMOND, VA
Back Acres BBS, Back Acres BBS!
(1989-1990)
Patrick MartellWildcat
804-467-1786
Chopper Base
(1987-1989)
Jonny Shade
804-467-7375
Tidewater Southside HUB, Virginia Beach Opus
(1987-1988)
Scott Ainsworth
804-468-6619
The RoundTable BBS
(1989)
Ray Woodson
804-471-2874
SOUTH BOSTON, VA
Solutions
(1989-1994)
John RochPCBoard
804-471-3247
SOUTH BOSTON, VA
Amigold
(1989)
Wildcat
804-471-3360
SOUTH BOSTON, VA
ComForum, Tidewater Amt. Radio/Comp. Forum, Tidewater AR/CF, Tidewater REL HAM, Tidwater Comp Forum, Tidwater Computer Forum
(1987-1996)
Jim RhodesPCBoard
804-471-4837
SOUTH BOSTON, VA
SC, Software Central, Software Central Adult REL
(1989-1991)
John RochPCBoard
804-471-6213
SOUTH BOSTON, VA
Chopper Base
(1989-1994)
Jonny Shade
804-473-8345
LYNCHBURG, VA
Seabee BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
804-480-0262
RICHMOND, VA
Midnight Passion BBS
(1982-1997)
Tommy Szajko
804-480-3038
RICHMOND, VA
The G.H.
(1989)
Wildcat
804-480-5846
RICHMOND, VA
RCP/M-EOV
(1984)
Steve Read
804-481-1824
Virginia Beach, VA
Comp. Connx, Computer Connection, Computer Connx
(1985-1991)
Rob CecchinoPCBoard
804-482-4854
Chesapeake, VA
Polar Bears , Polar Bears Premium, Polar Bears Premium PCB
(1985-1994)
Scott KitchinPCBoard
804-482-7373
PETERSBURG, VA
Polar Bears
(1986)
Scott Kitchin
804-483-0739
PETERSBURG, VA
The Mailbox BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
804-484-9636
RICHMOND, VA
Talk-80 ROBB
(1982-1983)
804-486-7322
MECHANICSVILLE, VA
The Round Table BBS, The Sand Castle
(1989-1990)
Ray Woodson
804-488-8007
MIDLOTHIAN, VA
The Yard Sale BBS
(1985-1997)
Todd Breeding
804-489-3733
DANVILLE, VA
The FREE BBS
(1989-1991)
William ThomasWildcat
804-490-5878
HOPEWELL, VA
PLEASURE DOME (General Ac, The Pleasure Dome BBS
(1988-1996)
Wildcat
804-491-0152
CUMBERLAND, VA
CompCon,a.-2826, Computer Connection
(1989-1996)
Steph Billings, StephBillingsPCBoard
804-491-0857
CUMBERLAND, VA
Bob's BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
804-491-1437
CUMBERLAND, VA
Atari BBS
(1983-1985)
804-491-3277
CUMBERLAND, VA
ELMO's Fire
(1988-1991)
Elmer Hilbrant
804-495-7252
VOLENS, VA
Digital Underground/2 BBS
(1982-1999)
Stefan Dozier
804-497-7032
RICHMOND, VA
Old Front Porch, The Old Front Porch
(1989-1990)
John Coonfield
804-498-5878
Virginia Beach, VA
The Pleasure Dome BBS
(1985-1994)
Wildcat!
"I was the Sysop of THE PLEASURE DOME BBS in Virginia Beach VA (1985-1994) Main line was 804-498-5878 (LUST). The area code changed a few years after we closed to 757, for whatever that is worth! Wildcat! BBS Software . 10 lines Was one of the early Adults Only BBSs. Had a separate dedicated line for the ladies to log into. Selected as #1 BBS In America 1992-1993 in BoardWatch Magazine, #1 in Virginia for several years as well. Enjoyed a LOT of press, especially in The ADULT BBS GUIDEBOOK and THE JOY OF CYBERSEX (I can probably get you copies of those articles. Had many years of fun, but you probably cannot publish THAT info, hahaha"
804-499-2266
GLOUCESTER, VA
Amiga East, Amiga East!!
(1988-1992)
East Coast
Skid Row Member BBS
804-499-7895
GLOUCESTER, VA
Software Central
(1988)
John Roch
804-523-0095
RICHMOND, VA
River Road
(1989)
Wildcat
804-525-0312
LYNCHBURG, VA
BBS Coco
(1984-1985)
804-525-1804
LYNCHBURG, VA
Baby Opus, Baby's Ferred Farm
(1989-1990)
Ann DavisWildcat
804-525-2107
LYNCHBURG, VA
Blue Ridge Fido
(1987-1989)
Bill WhitingFidoNet
804-539-8296
RICHMOND, VA
The Hawg-Hound II
(1989-1997)
Raymond Aston
804-541-0145
HOPEWELL, VA
Fido's Forum, MidVaNet, MidVaNet Robot
(1986-1990)
Ron Peterson, Mid-Va RobotFidoNet
804-541-8262
HOPEWELL, VA
Eagle's Landing, No Name Given
(1988-1990)
Jerry Williams
804-547-1065
FARMVILLE, VA
Nexus
(1988)
804-547-4534
FARMVILLE, VA
KIS Rbbs
(1987-1989)
Art Guertin
804-547-9509
FARMVILLE, VA
PC Quick, PC-Quick
(1989-1994)
Rene Hartl, Rene Hartel
804-552-1010
ASHLAND, VA
Exchange
(1988-1996)
Steve HaynesPCBoard
804-587-9241
ASHLAND, VA
ME, Micro Enhancements 300m, Micro-Enhancements
(1987-1991)
Shawn Chenault
804-590-9369
PETERSBURG, VA
Aviator I
(1988)
804-591-0736
PALMYRA, VA
Falica The C Source, Felicia The C Source, The Felicia BBS, The Felicia BBS 2
(1988-1994)
William Hampton
804-595-8117
Legends BBS
(1988)
Lee Lightbody
804-642-9405
HAYES, VA
The Sysabend BBS, VA Middle Penninsula Swampnet
(1989-1996)
Thomas ArnoldQuickBBS
804-657-6496
GOOCHLAND, VA
Hillbilly BBS
(1989)
Keith Hasson
804-723-0981
MECHANICSVILLE, VA
NIGHT SHIFT, The Night Shift, The Night Shift BBS, The Night Shift System RBBS
(1988-1994)
Donn Pike
804-723-7280
Hampton, VA
Peninsula Hub, The Night Shift, The Night Shift Portable, The Nightshift, The Nightshift BBS, The Nightshift System Mailer, Tidewater HUB
(1989-1994)
Donn Pike, Donn Pike
804-730-1291
MECHANICSVILLE, VA
The Flamethrower
(1988-1994)
Jeff Loughridge, J. Loughridge
804-737-2432
SANDSTON, VA
Fishin' Hole, Fishing Hole
(1986-1988)
The AnglerAscii Express
804-739-0321
BETHIA, VA
The Domain
(1989-1992)
Jim Stallings
804-741-3112
RICHMOND, VA
Chronic Town, Eastern Link
(1987)
804-744-5384
BETHIA, VA
AE Line: JUNKIE
(1985)
804-744-7450
BETHIA, VA
The Domain
(1987-1989)
Jim Stallings
804-746-0213
MECHANICSVILLE, VA
Digital Doghouse
(1989-1990)
Daniel Deagle
804-747-0041
RICHMOND, VA
Skeleton Island
(1985)
804-748-9236
CHESTER, VA
Aviator II
(1988)
804-748-9853
CHESTER, VA
Data-Link, DataLink
(1989-1994)
Alan Jones
804-766-0241
DANVILLE, VA
Dream Weaver BBS
(1985-1997)
Pat Slusarczyk, Pat Slursarczyk
804-779-0055
OLD CHURCH, VA
Pat's Place
(1988-1996)
PCBoard
804-784-4324
MANAKIN, VA
The Desktop Exchange BBS
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
804-786-6927
RICHMOND, VA
VB Rescue Council
(1989)
804-790-1675
Chesterfield, VA
Blue Ridge Express, BlueRidgXpress, BlueRidgXprs, Ledbetter, Keith, THE BLUE RIDGE EXPRESS
(1986-1996)
Webb BlackmanRBBS
804-790-1690
BETHIA, VA
Blue Ridge Express, Blue Ridge Express ConfMail, BRE ConfMail, Echomail HUB200, MidVaNet TriCity HUB
(1988-1995)
Webb Blackman
804-790-9600
BETHIA, VA
BlueRidgeExprs
(1986)
804-793-6094
DANVILLE, VA
J.F.F.-Just For Fun, Just For Fun BBS, MidVaNet Danville HUB
(1988-1995)
Eric HarveyWildcat
804-797-1181
DANVILLE, VA
The Mutany 6pm-8am & weekends, The Mutany 6pm-8am + weekends
(1989-1992)
Marc Hardison
804-827-0726
RICHMOND, VA
Lonely Mountain BBS
(1985-1997)
Paul Miller
804-838-1645
Hampton, VA
PenKUG, PENsula Kaypro Users Group RBBS
(1984-1985)
Robert DixRBBS
804-838-3973
Newport News, VA
DIAL-YOUR-MATCH #32
(1985)
DIAL-YOUR-MATCH
804-846-1880
LYNCHBURG, VA
Lynchburg Fido
(1986)
Bob MartinFidoNet
804-846-6518
LYNCHBURG, VA
Crewe 200 Local Hub, Lynch Net, LynchNet, Starbase, Starbase 9000, Starbase9000
(1989-1996)
Jon Barnhart, Chief HangmanOpus
804-872-7171
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Rainbow's End (Node #1), Trilogy , Trilogy I
(1989-1997)
Carly McMann, Duane Rutan, King & RigginsQuickBBS
804-872-7859
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
The Diplomat BBS, TIDEWATER VA NET
(1989)
Andrew Fletcher
804-872-9544
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
E-ONE BBS
(1989)
Walter Alexander
804-877-8320
Lafayette Gun Club BBS, Layfayette Gun Club BBS, PRNSEast NC
(1982-1997)
Dick Adams & Bill Liddell
804-890-0159
The Odd Man Out
(1989)
Tom Cadorette
804-898-7493
PETERSBURG, VA
Grafton OxGate, Grafton VA, Grafton, Va. RBBS, OXGATE BBS, OxGate-007 Grafton VA, PEN A.C.E., RCP/M Oxgate 007, RCP/M RBBS Grafton
(1982-1990)
Dave Holmes
804-973-5639
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Central Virginia BBS, Home of ArcDoor, Home of ArcDoor
(1987-1992)
Mark CagleyPCBoard
804-973-8235
Charlottesville, VA
Broadcasters, Pat's Place
(1988-1996)
Pat WilsonPCBoard
"Hi, I'm Pat Wilson and ran the BBS in Charlottesville and later Richmond, VA when I moved in 1995. I also had my BBS transferring mail between the mainframe at UVA and the BBS 12 times a day. I was probably one of the first locally operated BBSs to have internet email. I also ran several game doors and other things on what we called the Compaq Luggable (it was not really portable). I had a 20 meg hardcard in the machine instead of a regular harddrive. What a way to go. I enjoy reading all the things you have up and thanks for keeping the history. I also tried to run Excalibur when things started changing, but didn't have access to a high speed internet connection. Anyhow, it's good to see all this info. BTW, I was the Co-Sysop on the Central Virginia BBS with Mark Cagley who developed Arc Door. Much has change and mostly for the better. I remember the WARS between Phil Katz and the ARC folks. I remember when Phil had a contest to name his newly developed compression program and when Zipper came out. Thanks again and keep it going." - Patrick Wilson
87 Sysops currently listed.
124 BBSes Listed.