Melungeon Community

The earliest "proof" of Melungeons is commonly cited is the Stony Creek church minutes from 1813. One church member accused another of "harboring melungins.

The Real History of Melungeons

Sadly, it seems even less is known of the people today. Early historical accounts suggest the Melungeons were there before the white settlers.

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.

An Introduction to Melungeons

This is one of the most difficult ethnic groups to research today. The overwhelming majority of information is authored by those who use the

Primordial Link of the Amun-Tìr

The primordial link between the Celtic lands to the west and ancient Egypt is not a new idea. First, we have the legend of

The Consequences of Irreverent Laughter

Scott County's only double-execution happened on February 6, 1885. The hanging occurred in Estillville, later known as Gate City, Virginia.

M. B. “Doc” Taylor (1836-1893)

For some reason, many papers of the era list him as "C. H.

Killer Politics

November 3 of 1903, was Election Day in Scott County, Virginia. The battle started before the polls even opened.