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1769 Old Chapel Church in Penhook is one of only four pre-Revolutionary War frame Anglican churches in Virginia. Built in 1769, it is the oldest documented frame structure in Southwest Virginia. The one-story, 249 year old church has been preserved and completely restored to its 18th...

In Radford, trace the history that began in 1762 when William and Mary Draper Ingles established Ingles Ferry at a spot on the New River between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. Then in 1796, an enterprising settler built a tavern on the stagecoach route....

Born Alvin Pleasant Carter, A.P. Carter was born to love music. A skilled violinist, fiddler to homefolk, he, his wife Sara, brother Ezra and sister-in-law Maybelle formed the Carter Family band. Carter Family grew famous with hits like "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and "Keep...

Abingdon is a Virginia Historic Landmark. It's 20-square block Historic District includes: Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum, which shows how a typical family lived in the pre-Civil War period; Arts Depot, an 1870 restored railroad station featuring artists at work in their studios; William King Regional...

In the summer of 1780, the Southern American colonies – and hopes of independence – seemed at the mercy of an invading British army. A militia was formed on the western frontier, known as the Overmountain Men. This brave group of some 400 volunteers came...

HOURS 12 PM to 5 PM :  Our New Children's Library Showcases Achievements of African Americans. Photos, Stories and Memorabilia tell a History of African American Education in Wythe County. Free Admission, Donations Appreciated A non-profit community organization was established in 2000 to preserve the...

1750, Samuel Black purchased 600 acres of land in Drapers Meadow, but never inhabited the land. When Samuel died, his land was split between his two sons, William and John Black. In 1798, William Black set aside 38 acres of his land to establish the...

We welcome you to visit the Andrew Johnston House and Giles County Historical Society! The 1829 Georgian manor house features many of the original decorative accents and charm of Giles County in the 19th century. Along with visiting our museum, we offer genealogical services, group tours,...

Aspenvale Cemetery was the first cemetery to be declared a Virginia Historic Landmark. Not only is the Revolutionary hero, Gen. William Campbell, famous for the Battle of King's Mountain, buried here, but also his wife, Elizabeth Henry Campbell Russell, known as "Madam Russell" and sister...

Records show that the Bailey family first settled in what later became Tazewell County more than 230 years ago.  Richard Peyton Bailey, Sr. received a warrant for land along the Bluestone River on October 15, 1770.  Bailey was a scout and spy for the American...