The Gibson County Courthouse Square

The Gibson County Courthouse Square Written by Joanna Adams Sergent     The Courthouse in Gibson County was built in Trenton, Tennessee in 1899 and is the fourth Courthouse to occupy the site. The first Courthouse was built in 1824 and was a log cabin. Gibson County was organized by Davey Crockett who at the […]


Casey Jones Village

Casey Jones Village Written by Joanna Adams Sergent       Jonathon Luther “Casey” Jones was born March 14, 1864 in Missouri.   On the foggy night of April 30, 1900, Jones volunteered to take a second shift as engineer.  The Number 1 Train running somewhere between 75 to 90 minutes behind schedule departing Memphis at 12:50 […]


Laurel Branch Cemetery

Laurel Branch Cemetery in Wise Virginia Written by Joanna Adams Sergent   A beautiful spot on the mountain that over looks Addington, Rocky Fork, and parts of Stephens.   Laurel Branch Cemetery in Wise, Virginia is a place to re-discover the past.   There is a beautiful chapel that sits quietly at the edge of the […]


The First Adams Cemetery

The First Adams Cemetery in Letcher County, Kentucky Written by Joanna Adams Sergent Walking through a cemetery is a walk into the past.   You find people who walked upon this Earth that lived and died and some had a major part to play in history.   You will also find many relatives and friends of those […]


Mc Roberts Coal Memorial Wall

Mc Roberts Remembers The Miners Written by Joanna Adams Sergent Nestled in a small area, Mc Roberts, Kentucky has a Memorial wall that is often overlooked.   There is a high wall that was made for the coal mine train tracks to keep the mountain from sliding off.  The concrete retaining wall has been transformed into […]

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Mc Roberts War Memorial

A Place of Honor Written by Joanna Adams Sergent In the Middle of the square in the little town of Mc Roberts, Kentucky stands a place of honor.   Beautifully set in a place of quiet repose, there are rose bushes surrounding the monument.  World War I, War War II, Korean War, the Vietnam War, the […]

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Jenkins World War II Wall

Remembering Those Who Served Written by Joanna Adams Sergent When traveling through the town of Jenkins, Kentucky a beautiful wall stands.   On both sides there are the names of all those that served in World War II from the Jenkins, Dunham and Burdine area.  Many of the men who served our county with honor and […]


Hemphill Memorial

Hemphill Coal Mine Memorial Written by Joanna Adams Sergent There is a very quiet place in Letcher County in the Community of Hemphill, Kentucky.   The Monument is a remembrance of all the Letcher County Men who died in the coal mines.  A very moving monument to two coal mining disasters in Letcher County that happened […]


Medal of Honor Recipient

Medal of Honor Recipient Remembered in Jenkins Written by Joanna Adams Sergent Jenkins has a very special sign downtown to honor one of its heroes.   Lt. Darwin K. Kyle was a Congressional Medal of Honor winner who fought in the Korean War.    His monument reads as follows:   Lt. Darwin K. Kyle The Congressional Medal […]

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