A shack once stood in the Gap Creek area of Carter County, Tennessee. A traveling salesman passed through the area nearly a century ago. He’d endured a hard, unsuccessful day … Read More
The stereotypical “woman in black” has been a ominous figure throughout much of history. The Appalachian regions were no exception.
The home might’ve been a famous haunted house at one time, but it’s prominence has been forgotten. The historic structure burned down some time ago.
The area surrounding Williams Mill in Scott County, Virginia, has seen many changes in the past century. Perhaps the most notable is the demolition of several historic houses in the 1970s to make way for new land development.
Dances were a common fixture of late Nineteenth Century Appalachian life. They were a form of entertainment, as well as a means to discuss community events and efforts.
The Powell River begins in Wise County, Virginia. It meanders through Wise and Lee Counties for around 80 miles, before it crosses into Tennessee.
“Timber Tree” is a folksy name for a relatively isolated road that bridges the Gate City/Bristol Highway, in Virginia, with Bloomingdale in Kingsport, Tennessee. Few were as notorious as the Powell sisters of Scott County, Virginia.
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 kind in the Tri-Cities.
Reports flooded national headlines in December of 1938. The Sybert family lived along Wallen’s Creek in Powell Mountain.
In the early 1900s, a cabin sat near Stebbins, or what is now Oak Level, Virginia. It was known as “Aunt Tabby Anderson’s Place.