There was once a haunted house in the Big Laurel section of Wise County, Virginia. No one lived there for any length of time, until a traveling preacher stayed one night and unraveled the mystery.
A large rock once sat beside the road going between Wise and Norton, near the small coal town Esserville, Virginia. The rock was believed to have its own banshee that foretold death.
The area surrounding Williams Mill in Scott County, Virginia, has seen many changes in the past century. Perhaps the most notable is the demolition of several historic houses in the 1970s to make way for new land development.