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 1847, a transaction recorded in the Rogersville Courthouse [Ledger S, Page 81].
[This “folklore” has been gathered from many sources across the internet over a number of years.] The Rotherwood Mansion, located beside the Netherland Inn Road, is believed to be home to many spirits.
The Franklin House was also known as the Franklin Hotel, a structural staple in Richmond for around a century. The 100-room building was given such accolades as Richmond’s “largest boarding house” and “best furnished boarding house.
The landscape in Southwestern Virginia flourished in the 1880s. The thriving mining industry meant towns and cities developed faster across the state’s mountainous region than elsewhere.
This notable structure was once the hub of technology and architecture. The gorgeous detail to the exterior made it one of the most amazing structures in Bristol, VA and Bristol, TN.