Histories of Appalachian Peoples

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Melungeon Fame

As word spread of the "new race" so did fantasy. Northern reporters made it a point to briskly "investigate the community," by speaking to

Melungeon Etymology

This word has been used for centuries, although in strikingly different contexts. The most likely origin is the French term "Mélange," which simply means

The Oak Level Witch

In the early 1900s, a cabin sat near Stebbins, or what is now Oak Level, Virginia. It was known as "Aunt Tabby Anderson's Place.