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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Flag Rock Recreation Area

The Flag Rock Recreation Area“Norton’s Mountain Masterpiece”Written by Joanna Adams Sergent The first week of June 2016 I went to see the Flag Rock Recreation Area  in Norton, Virginia with my mother, Katie Adams.  It is located on Stony Mountain near Norton, Virginia.   At an elevation of  1,000 feet above the City’s elevation of 2,350 […]

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High Knob Observatory

High Knob Observatory, Norton, Virginia Written by Joanna Adams Sergent   The first week of June 2016 I went to see the High Knob Observatory in Norton, Virginia with my mother, Katie Adams.   Located on the peak of Stone Mountain, at  an elevation of 4,223 feet.  The steep winding road was originally a wagon road […]

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Pound Gap Civil War Memorial

Pound Gap Civil War Memorial by Joanna Adams Sergent Last Summer, while we were visiting back home, David and I went to the top of Pine Mountain on US 23.   The Gap is often referred to by the locals as Pound Gap.   There is so much history and so many hidden golden nuggets to be […]

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Jefferson Davis State Historic Site

The Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site located in Fairview Kentucky, commemorates the birthplace of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America, The site’s focal point is a 351-foot concrete obelisk the largest concrete obelisk in the United States. Jefferson Davis was born in Christian County, Kentucky, on June 3, 1808. After […]

Dave Zegeer Museum

David A Zegeer Coal-Railroad Museum

We would like to thank: The David A Zegeer Coal-Railroad Museum and Eileen Williams Sanders… Without your help none of our work on the History of Jenkins would have been possible. And to Debbie Tuggle for letting us use the brochure she designed for the museum. Situated just off US 23 on the KY VA border is […]

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