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This is the old road from Pennsylvania to the Yadkin Valley, over which in early times settlers passed going south. On it were the Black Horse Tavern and the Tinker Creek Presbyterian Church.
First chartered college for women in Virginia. Established in 1842. Led for 87 years by Charles L. Cocke and his daughter Matty L. Cocke, first women president of a Virginia College.
Roanoke CountyArea 305 Square MilesFormed in 1838 from Botetourt and Montgomery, and probably named for the Roanoke River. General Andrew Lewis lived here. The city of Roanoke is known as the Magic City of the South.
Botetourt CountyArea 548 Sq…
Welcome to the Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail. This 1.6 mile linear park is the Roanoke Valley's first rails-to-trails project converting a former railroad right-of-way into a hiking and biking trail. The project's master plan presents an orientat…
When Miss Massie Garst died in 1960, she bequested the Hanging Rock and Buzzard's Roost to the Virginia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy. She will that this site be preserved as memorial to the brave soldiers who fought and died in the…
CommemoratingBattle of Hanging RockJune 21, 1864.
In honor ofGeorge Morgan JonesCitizen - SoldierPhilanthropist
On June 21, 1864, following two days of fighting at Lynchburg, Confederate Gen. Robert Ransom's cavalry, pursuing Union Gen. David Hunter's retreating column, engaged in a conflict that would ultimately become known as the Battle of Hanging Rock.
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Skirmish at Hanging RockJune 21, 1864Erected by the William Watts Chapter, U. D. C.June 21, 1964
On June 31, 1864 General Hunter, retreating from defeat at Lynchburg by General Early, met Confederate forces led by General John McCausland. After losing some of his artillery here, Hunter continued his withdrawal northwest through New Castle to …