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Sullivan County’s First and Only Hanging

Sullivan County's only hanging took place on November 17, 1897. Some rumors state it was actually done inside the courthouse, but there's little documentation

Virginia’s Code Duello

The "Code Duello" is the historic term for the "gentlemanly" act of dueling. This historic practice permeated societies around the globe for centuries.

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.

Noah Fulton and the Execution of Confusion

Noah Fulton's execution remains one of the most controversial instances of capital punishment in Virginia. The 21-year-old was tried and convicted of first-degree murder