Histories of Appalachian Peoples

Category Posts

Morrison’s Phantom Steeds

One of the most notable forgotten plantations in North Carolina was the Carroll Morrison plantation. Some accounts place the ancient estate 25 miles north

Ben Burchfield, Bristol’s Axe Murderer

The proverbial "axe murderer" is a staple of many urban legends. It's been the subject of countless works in film and fiction, inspired by

The Lone Grave

A lone grave is surrounded by an old iron rail at the edge of a parking lot, around where Paroquet Springs once stood, in

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