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The stone house, a half mile south, was an important neighborhood fort. Built in 1776 near the site of an old Indian town.
State C. D. Comm No 58-k
Sycamore Shoals Chapter D.A.R.
Constructed circa 1770, this log structure is considered to be the birthplace of Emory & Henry College. In this house, Tobias Smyth and the Reverend Creed Fulton chose the names of John Emory and Patrick Henry for the College. Smyth, Fulton, Col. …
Founded in 1836, the College was named for Bishop John Emory of the Methodist Church and Patrick Henry, the Orator of the American Revolution and Virginia's first governor.
The campus has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places …
Confederate General John Hunt Morgan,
"The Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" was
placed here in the Martin tomb for a short time
after his death in Greeneville, Tennessee on
September 4. 1864. General Morgan's funeral was
the largest Abingdon h…
Green Spring Presbyterian Church was
organized by 1784 and met in a log structure
that stood east of here. The present church
location has been in use since about 1794
when James Montgomery deeded the property
to the congregation as long as i…
In 1773, the Rev. Charles Cummings became
the first minister of the Sinking Spring
Presbyterian congregation, among the
earliest in Southwest Virginia, and the first
meetinghouse was soon constructed here of
logs. The earliest marked grave in…
At the end of the Vietnam War (1959-1975), there were more than 2,000 servicemen and women missing in action in Vietnam, Laos and other countries in Southeast Asia. The National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asi…
During the colonial days, Minutemen were a small hand-picked elite force of citizen soldiers who were required to be highly mobile and able to assemble quickly. Minutemen were selected from militia muster rolls by their commanding officers. Typica…
Since the beginning of our nation in 1776, American service men and women have marched away to distant places, leaving friends, family and their own hopes and dreams in order that others may be free.
Over the years we have used different expres…
Split Rail fences were used by early pioneer families to fence in their livestock, to protect their crops from their farm animals, and to mark boundary lines. The fences were constructed out of timber logs which were split into rails. Most split r…