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History and Heritage in Pennington Gap, VA

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(West Facing Side):Scott County Area 543 square milesFormed in 1814 from Lee, Washington and Russell. Named for Gener...


The building that once housed the only primary school for blacks in Pennington Gap, Lee County, Virginia, is now ...


Andrew Taylor Still, physician and founder of osteopathy, was born two miles southwest, near the Natural Bridge of Le...


In this valley, on 10 Oct. 1773, Delaware, Shawnee, and Cherokee Indians killed Daniel Boone's eldest son, James, and...



Jonesville, VA

This town was established in 1794 as the county seat of Lee County and was named for Frederick Jones. Here on January...


In this valley in June 1785, Fanny Dickenson Scott's husband, Archibald Scott, their four children and a young male m...


This camp ground was established in 1810 as a place for religious services for the Methodists of Lee County on lands ...


Big Stone Gap

Big Stone Gap, VA

Big Stone Gap is a little town with a big story! The inspiration for the novel, Big Stone Gap , by Adriana Trigia...


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Railroads, like water, tend to follow the path of least resistance. Early railroad engineers saw Natural Tunnel as a ...


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Museum features exhibits and objects collected by the late Harry Meador Jr., an executive with a local coal compa...


Log school built before 1858. Used as heritage education preservation.


Donelson’s Indian Line

Big Stone Gap, VA

John Donelson’s Line, surveyed after the Treaty of Lochaber with the Indians, 1770, crossed the road here. This line ...


Christ Episcopal Church

Big Stone Gap, VA

A Virginia historical landmark. Established October 30, 1890.


John Fox, Jr. House

Big Stone Gap, VA

The house was built in 1888, and is filled with beautiful furnishings and mementos of the family. Here, t...


June Tolliver House

Big Stone Gap, VA

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Location adjacent to amphitheatre that stages the musical adaptation of John Fox Jr.'s novel, "Trail of the Lones...


Interstate 101 Car

Big Stone Gap, VA

Built in 1870 for the South Carolina & Georgia Railroad, this private car was used by the president of the railro...


Appalachia, Town of

Appalachia, VA

The town of Appalachia is considered to be a largely intact "era" town of the late 1800's, early 1900's. At one t...


Quilting has long been a mainstay of Appalachian culture and heritage. Quilts from the museum's collection and th...


John Fox, Jr. Museum

Big Stone Gap, VA

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The museum was the home of John Fox, Jr., a famous mountain author of many novels and short stories. Most well kn...

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