Tag Archives: Hwy 249

The Drums Get Louder – Never Sink and other places

There are many caves scattered across this region, and in a few of them saltpetre was mined in the years 1813-15. The most well-known and productive of these was owned by Alexander Spottswood, grandson of one of the colonial governors … Continue reading

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Glasgow-Pikeville Road & the “Hanted Cave”

The following is an excerpted piece by an unknown writer that shows delightful insight on Hwy 249, back in the day. The delight I find in it is that pretty much the same things apply to the road there today! … Continue reading

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Black Hill Lane

Back out on Oil Well Road, after crossing the bridge at Skaggs Creek, the road goes up a hill and passes an intersection with Mansfield Road. It continues on for a distance until it comes out at a junction with … Continue reading

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The Buffalo Ford

In my many years of genealogy hunting and helping locate cemeteries back in the 1990s, I also became the recipient of several ghost stories and supernatural tales that I filed away for future research and amusement. In the early 90s, … Continue reading

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An Excerpt

This piece is taken from “Highlights of the Capital Hill Community” by Jimmie Harrison Taylor. “On Wednesday, July 10, 1936, Billy Roundtree, age 14, and Jim Underwood, age 14, were swimming in Skeggs Creek below the old bridge on Jimtown … Continue reading

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A Strange Affair

William Page was born 24 November 1766 in Albemarle Co., VA. He married 2 November 1790 in Albemarle Co., VA to Elizabeth Smith, and they had 4 known daughters. I wish to speak of two – Elizabeth Ann and Juliann. … Continue reading

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