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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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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