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The Phipps Come to Rotherwood

Tracing Rotherwood's ownership is a formidable task, but it's possible to create a general outline. Ross sold the property to the Phipps family in

Rotherwood Begins with Ross

The history of Rotherwood goes back to the 1810s. For a long time, the area was called "Old Kingsport.

Rotherwood’s Infamous Folklore

[This "folklore" has been gathered from many sources across the internet over a number of years.] The Rotherwood Mansion, located beside the Netherland Inn

Fact vs. Folklore: The Rotherwood Mansion

Rotherwood is a legendary home in Hawkins County, Tennessee. It's known as a true plantation house, one of the last remaining structures of its

Princess Kahina of Scott County

Kahina was an African Princess who began life as the daughter of a powerful king. Warriors from a rival tribe discovered her walking far

Oliver Vermillion’s Silent Bones

Oliver Vermillion was a wealthy man in the 1820s. He lived in the Thompson's Ford area of Nicklesville, Virginia.

The Ordeal of Blood

This historic practice goes by many names: Bier's Test, Bier-Right, Trial by Touch, Ordeal of Blood, Blood-test, Covenanting by Blood, and many others that

Ghosts in Big Bull Tunnel

Big Bull Tunnel is a utilitarian fixture of Southwest Virginia. It has never been a notable attraction, simply another train tunnel, located in Wise

The Witch Bride

A wealthy bachelor named McKim owned a gristmill and much prosperous farming land in Virginia. His wealth made him very influential and citizens from

The Sybert Witch and a Bouncing Bed

Reports flooded national headlines in December of 1938. The Sybert family lived along Wallen’s Creek in Powell Mountain.