The Legend of the Big Stone Gap Vampire

Vampire lore is one of the most popular forms of folklore and its reach spans the globe. Here’s a tale of ghoulish proportions that

It Ends with Death

Both Jackson and Walling authored a final confession the day before the hanging. Their letters were supposed to go to Governor William Bradley's office.

Appalachian Curiosities- Are you Curious?

We are elated to announce the site's first book! Appalachian Curiosities is now available.

Summer 2015 Update

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It's no secret the site has gone without new material for some time. We'll soon return to regularly publishing history, but the sabbatical was

The Powers Family of Southwest Virginia

The Powers Family of Southwest Virginia The Powers Family POWER or POWERS PIONEER IRISH in NEW ENGLAND from: Pioneer Irish in New England,