Sadly, it seems even less is known of the people today. Early historical accounts suggest the Melungeons were there before the white settlers.
As word spread of the "new race" so did fantasy. Northern reporters made it a point to briskly "investigate the community," by speaking to
This word has been used for centuries, although in strikingly different contexts. The most likely origin is the French term "Mélange," which simply means
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.
This is one of the most difficult ethnic groups to research today. The overwhelming majority of information is authored by those who use the
The primordial link between the Celtic lands to the west and ancient Egypt is not a new idea. First, we have the legend of
Scott County's only double-execution happened on February 6, 1885. The hanging occurred in Estillville, later known as Gate City, Virginia.