This word has been used for centuries, although in strikingly different contexts. The most likely origin is the French term “Mélange,” which simply means “mixture.
The term “Druid Church” is an archaic phrase used during the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries. It referred to a common event in Appalachian areas.
There was a strange community in Nineteenth Century North Carolina, according to legend, who subsisted entirely on clay. The addiction was unlike any known vice, even worse than whiskey, morphine, or laudanum.
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 not diminish its history or the events that took place there.
The Rotherwood Bridge has seen several incarnations, but one fact is true of them all: every crossing sees more action than perhaps any other bridge in the region.
An old elm once stood near the location of the original Rotherwood house. The tree was legendary until its death in the 1940s.
Rotherwood ownership is sketchy for a time. There was one mention in 1902, when newspapers reported Henry Feagins died at Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore.
[This “folklore” has been gathered from many sources across the internet over a number of years.] The Rotherwood Mansion, located beside the Netherland Inn Road, is believed to be home to many spirits.
Abijah Alley, of Eighteenth Century Scott County, is one of the most difficult individuals to locate information on. Alley left a fantastic legacy that was still discussed in the late Nineteenth Century, even in the pages of the New York Times.