Great Migration

 
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Places to Visit

Blue Ridge Institute & Farm Museum
Ferrum College created the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum in the early 1970s to document, interpret, and present the folk heritage of the Blue...
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Bush Mill
The historic Bush Mill takes you back to a time when people lived simpler lives, when millwrights and craftsmen used Scott County's abundant...
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Carolina Road
History buffs seeking a true 18th century roadbed of the original Carolina Road should visit Franklin County's Waid Recreation Park. The multi-...
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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Discover rich history, spectacular overlooks, unique rock formations, cascading waterfalls, and an extensive trail system in Cumberland Gap National...
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Fincastle Turnpike
In 1834 the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation to develop a route known as the Fincastle Turnpike, or Cumberland Gap Turnpike, from the...
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Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum
The Rock House Museum provides excellent exhibits of the historical importance of the early migration and settlement of the area. The 1821 Rock House...
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Matthews Farm Museum
Matthews Living History Farm Museum is a 21 acre working farm, circa 1900. The activities demonstrated at the farm represent common practices in...
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Old Russell County Courthouse
This former courthouse was built in 1799 by Henry Dickenson. A stone building, the structure replaced a log courthouse that was burned during the...
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Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia
The Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia is a 67 acre open-air museum that tells the story of the people who settled in the mountains of Virginia...
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Smithfield Plantation
Colonel William Preston, and his wife, Susanna Smith Preston came to the edge of the frontier in 1774 and settled what is today known as Smithfield,...
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Wilderness Road
The Wilderness Road is an epic saga about the early migration and settlement of America. As the colonies were thriving along the east coast in the...
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Wilderness Road Regional Museum
The Wilderness Road Regional Museum is located in historic Newbern, Virginia. Newbern, located in Pulaski County, had its official beginning March 3...
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