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The Ghost of Marble Hall

There is a site off Highway 11-W, just a few miles outside of Rogersville, Tennessee, that has been virtually forgotten. The obscurity, however, does

The Rotherwood Bridge

The Rotherwood Bridge has seen several incarnations, but one fact is true of them all: every crossing sees more action than perhaps any other

The Rotherwood Elm

An old elm once stood near the location of the original Rotherwood house. The tree was legendary until its death in the 1940s.

Rotherwood after the Phipps

Rotherwood ownership is sketchy for a time. There was one mention in 1902, when newspapers reported Henry Feagins died at Johns Hopkins hospital in

Rotherwood’s Infamous Folklore

[This "folklore" has been gathered from many sources across the internet over a number of years.] The Rotherwood Mansion, located beside the Netherland Inn

Abijah Alley

Abijah Alley, of Eighteenth Century Scott County, is one of the most difficult individuals to locate information on. Alley left a fantastic legacy that

The Forgotten Mystery of the Franklin House

The Franklin House was also known as the Franklin Hotel, a structural staple in Richmond for around a century. The 100-room building was given

The Southwestern State Lunatic Asylum and the Forget-Me-Nots

The landscape in Southwestern Virginia flourished in the 1880s. The thriving mining industry meant towns and cities developed faster across the state's mountainous region

Ku Klux Karma

American history is filled with atrocities committed by the Ku Klux Klan. It brings a welcome sense of divine justice to discover situations where

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