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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

Oliver Vermillion’s Silent Bones

Oliver Vermillion was a wealthy man in the 1820s. He lived in the Thompson's Ford area of Nicklesville, Virginia.

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 Black Mountain Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle has been discussed for centuries for its disappearances and strange events. What is not known is that Appalachian regions also have

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 Wentz Mystery

The Wentz mystery is a phenomenon that hit Southwest Virginia in the early 1900s. It's imperative to understand rural Appalachian life to explore the

Love, Honor, and Attempted Murder

A lavish wedding occurred at Virginia's Emory and Henry College in May of 1855. Noted bachelor Henry Solon Kane, Esq.

The Ridiculous Regulators

One of the worst episodes of deadly incompetence in southwest Virginia was enacted by a group of men who called themselves "Regulators." They wore

Strange Cases of Kleptomania

These Virginia thieves put the "mania" in kleptomania. The authorities were as amused by them as residents were annoyed with them.

George W. Robinette: The Bone Collector

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George W. Robinette was a fascinating figure in Scott County history.