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Ben Burchfield, Bristol’s Axe Murderer

The proverbial "axe murderer" is a staple of many urban legends. It's been the subject of countless works in film and fiction, inspired by

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

An Appalachian Romeo and Juliet

The Ripley and Sutherland families of Hawkins County, Tennessee, were much like the Capulet and Montague families in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Sadly, the

Marble Hall beyond Murder

Murder was not the end of Marble Hall. Eventually even the Blackley family moved on and other families took shelter within its ornate walls.

The Marble Hall Fiend

Blevins arrested Joe Harris without incident. The authorities searched his belongings and found Charles Brown's wallet, containing $253.

The Marble Hall Murder

As with many uncommon houses, Marble Hall inevitably gained an uncommon history. A wealthy farmer named John Brown purchased the home after Rice's debtors

The History of Marble Hall

Marble Hall was constructed in 1846. The date was chiseled atop one of the marble drains.

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 Conclusion

As is typical, the facts win in the story of Rotherwood. The structure has witnessed death, war, poverty, desperation, marauding soldiers, and it was

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