Histories of Appalachian Peoples

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The Haunted Tavern

Harrodsburg was the first town in Kentucky. It was also home to a notoriously haunted tavern that's long been forgotten.

The Ghost of John Gamble

This is one of the strangest courtroom dramas ever fathomed... and it actually happened.

Sullivan County’s First and Only Hanging

Sullivan County's only hanging took place on November 17, 1897. Some rumors state it was actually done inside the courthouse, but there's little documentation

An Appalachian Romeo and Juliet

The Ripley and Sutherland families of Hawkins County, Tennessee, were much like the Capulet and Montague families in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Sadly, the

A Phantom Gasser

A number of mysterious gas attacks occurred in several Appalachian areas during the Twentieth Century. Intriguingly enough, despite numerous attacks, no culprits were ever

The History of Marble Hall

Marble Hall was constructed in 1846. The date was chiseled atop one of the marble drains.

The Ghost of Marble Hall

There is a site off Highway 11-W, just a few miles outside of Rogersville, Tennessee, that has been virtually forgotten. The obscurity, however, does

The Rotherwood Bridge

The Rotherwood Bridge has seen several incarnations, but one fact is true of them all: every crossing sees more action than perhaps any other

Stoneman’s Raid at Rotherwood

In December 1864, Stoneman's Raid into Southwest Virginia was an effort to cripple the northern portion of the Confederacy. The raid went from Bean

Rotherwood after the Phipps

Rotherwood ownership is sketchy for a time. There was one mention in 1902, when newspapers reported Henry Feagins died at Johns Hopkins hospital in