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This capricious, if provencial, expression of the Queen Anne style was briefly the home of the notorious Sidna Allen. Allen was member of the so-called Allen Gang involved in the Carroll County Courthouse shooting in 1912. The house, finished the year before the shooting, was...

Built in 1773 by Revolutionary War Patriot, William Preston, Smithfield Plantation is a beautifully maintained home. House tours are offered. Also on the property are heritage gardens and the Preston Family Cemetery. Many events occur at the Plantation throughout the year. Please visit the website...

Central to Downtown Historic Hillsville is a feature that is old - yet is also quite new, in a sense. In front of the Historic Carroll County Courthouse is a dry laid rock wall. This was constructed when the courthouse was built between...

The Historical Society's office is at 341 W. Main St., in downtown Abingdon. The Society is the leading center in the region for genealogical and historical research, with a digital database of over 180,000 images. These images include: digitized photographs of people in varying scenes both posed...

The Hook-Powell-Moorman Farm's history parallels that of Franklin County and the events that buffeted it in the 18th and 19th centuries. The oldest part of the home and a general store were constructed by Scottish immigrant merchant John Hook who moved here just as the...

Indian fields, part of James Thompson's original tract inherited from his Grandfather, James Patton in the 1700's. James Thompson fought at King's Mountain. A Cherokee Indian uprising brought about the building as the neighborhood fort. The log and stone house was constructed around 1765. It...

Visit Ingles Farm! Arguably one of the most historically significant sites in Virginia, Ingles Farm transports visitors back to the days of westward expansion, Native Americans, and the daily struggle to survive. The property was settled by William and his wife, Mary Draper Ingles, in...

Built in 1870 for the South Carolina & Georgia Railroad, this private car was used by the president of the railroad and is one of the oldest and finest examples of typical passenger car construction of the late 19th century. As built, it contained an...

A visit to the Jeff Matthews Memorial Museum is a rewarding experience for adults, families and children of all ages. Among the treasures are the historic cabins dating back to 1834, Victorian fashions, over 10,000 Native American artifacts, a fascinating collection of African items, one...

The United States Department of the Interior, Park Service, has declared Jessee's Mill to be a national historic landmark and was previously designated a state historical landmark by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Historic Resources. Jessee's Mill began operation over two hundred years...