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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

A Phantom Gasser

A number of mysterious gas attacks occurred in several Appalachian areas during the Twentieth Century. Intriguingly enough, despite numerous attacks, no culprits were ever

Stoneman’s Raid at Rotherwood

In December 1864, Stoneman's Raid into Southwest Virginia was an effort to cripple the northern portion of the Confederacy. The raid went from Bean

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’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

Fact vs. Folklore: The Rotherwood Mansion

Rotherwood is a legendary home in Hawkins County, Tennessee. It's known as a true plantation house, one of the last remaining structures of its

Bradley Casteel and His Missing Girl

Bradley Casteel was Big Stone Gap native who'd fallen on hard times in Norfolk, Virginia. He was working in a prison camp on charges

Princess Kahina of Scott County

Kahina was an African Princess who began life as the daughter of a powerful king. Warriors from a rival tribe discovered her walking far

Ghosts in Big Bull Tunnel

Big Bull Tunnel is a utilitarian fixture of Southwest Virginia. It has never been a notable attraction, simply another train tunnel, located in Wise

The Tragic Ballad of Lillie Davis

Ack Hale burst into the Bristol police station on the night of March 27, 1907. He told authorities he'd just been near the East