T.R. Kyle was a merchandiser in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Kyle had a literal clearance of his wares in March 1901. Locals were stunned to see his products at half … Read More
The morning started as any other on December 11, 1907. Nothing was amiss… until an explosion rocked Bristol, Virginia. The Benjamin Shipley home was just obliterated. The roof was blown … Read More
The Tri-Cities region encompasses three main cities, in two states, as well as numerous towns and villages. It has a combined population of around 500,000. This region is located among … Read More
Abingdon is the county seat for Washington County, Virginia. Founded in 1778, it has seen many changes through time. One of the strangest episodes in its long and storied history … Read More
Deputy Clerk David S. Morrison worked at the Scott County Courthouse in March of 1891. Trusted deputy clerks handled all monies for court costs, fees, and allowances made to jail … Read More
A mysterious collision occurred in Gate City, Virginia, on January 27, 1940. The victims’ families were never given reason as to why the tragedy happened, and the unknown lingers even today.
Scott County’s only double-execution happened on February 6, 1885. The hanging occurred in Estillville, later known as Gate City, Virginia.
The Baker trial of 1891 held the region spellbound with shameless love, infidelity, and ultimately murder. The prosecution’s star witness was the mistress herself, and she wove a fantastic web in the courtroom.
One of the most famous swindling Romeos was captured near Gate City, Virginia. Ironically, at the same time of the “Lonely Hearts” serial killers, notorious “Lonely Heart” Ernest I.