Historic Buildings

Bailey Log CabinBluefield, Tazewell County

Records show that that the Bailey family settled in what later became Tazewell County more than 230 years ago. Richard Peyton Bailey, Sr. received a warrant for land along the Bluestone River on October 15, 1770.  Bailey was a scout and spay for the American army who gathered intelligence about the British and Indians in […]
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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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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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Dickenson County CourthouseClintwood, Dickenson County

The large number of weddings in this courthouse made Clintwood the “wedding capital” of the area for a period of time. This historical building is of architectural interest to all. See courthouse personnel for history of the site and Historical records. Open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm. A new courtroom addition is being completed.
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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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Cowan MillEwing, Lee County

This beautiful and authentic gristmill was built in 1890 and used by locals to grind their grain into mill. This rare treasure is considered one of the most photographed places in Lee County. It has been well maintained and is in magnificent condition considering its age.This is private property and suggested only as an opportunity to take a […]
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