20th Century

Dickenson County Coal Miner’s MemorialClinchco, Dickenson County

Welcome to the Dickenson County Coal Miner’s Memorial. The memorial is a tribute to the men and women who have died in the coal mines. Located beside the post office in Clinchco, Virginia, the memorial displays 309 names dating back to the early 1900’s. An online memorial has been setup to futher their memories. The […]
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Sanders House CenterBluefield, Tazewell County

The Sanders House Center includes a late 19th century home which was once the centerpiece of a 3,000 acre farm. Built in 1896, it has gorgeous solid oak woodwork, original wood floors, hand-painted imported mural and many of the original furnishings. There are nine fireplaces, three floors and a total of 19 rooms. The grounds […]
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Interstate 101 CarBig Stone Gap, Wise County

Built in 1870 for the South Carolina & Georgia Railroad, this private car was used by the president of the railroad and is one of the oldest and finest examples of typical passenger car construction of the late 19th century. As built, it contained an observation room, two staterooms, a dining area, and facilities for […]
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Hensley’s SettlementMiddlesboro, Lee County

Hensley’s Settlement is part of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, which lies in three states: Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. The preserved settlement is located atop Brush Mountain where the Hensley’s first settled in 1903. In the early part of the century, the Hensley’s settled on the mountain, forsaking settled areas for an entirely self-sufficient way […]
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Dante Coal Miner’s MemorialDante, Russell County

Dante was once the headquarters of the Clinchfield Coal Corporation and home to thousands of coal miners and their families. The Coal Miner’s Memorial honors those Dante men who worked in the mines and gives special recognition to those who died underground. Names have been placed on the memorial by family and friends. Volunteers maintain […]
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Dungannon DepotDungannon, Scott County

From 1910 to 1912 the Depot in Dungannon was in a boxcar, open at both ends and located on a side track. The present Depot was built by hand beginning in 1910 and completed in 1912. The Dungannon Depot was one of the few remaining along the track of the Clinchfield Railroad line which runs […]
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