Washington County VA

Washington County VA, established on December 7, 1776, is a region rich in historical significance and natural beauty, located in the southwestern part of the state. It was created from parts of Fincastle County, Virginia, which was dissolved the same year, and it stands as one of Virginia’s oldest counties. The county is named after George Washington, who at the time of the county’s formation, was a renowned military commander in the American Revolutionary War and later became the first President of the United States. Washington County is characterized by its varied geography, encompassing parts of the Appalachian Mountains and offering a diverse landscape that includes valleys, rolling hills, and picturesque waterways. It played a significant role in the westward expansion of the United States, serving as a gateway to the western frontiers through the Cumberland Gap. Abingdon, the county seat, is a hub of culture and history within the county, known for its historic buildings, the Barter Theatre, and as a center for the arts and heritage of the Appalachian region.

Slave Narrative of Lucretia Alexander

Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person Interviewed: Lucretia Alexander Location: 1708 High Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 89 Occupation: Washed. Ironed. Plowed. Hoed “I been married three times and my last name was Lucretia Alexander. I was twelve years old when the War began. My mother died at seventy-three or seventy-five. That was in August 1865—August

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Biography of Jesse L. Blakemore, M. D.

Dr. Jesse L. Blakemore, a physician and surgeon of Muskogee since 1891 and now president of the Physicians and Surgeons Hospital of this city, was born in Greenwood, Arkansas, and after acquiring a public school education continued his studies in the Emory and Henry College of Virginia, there completing his course with the class of

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Biographical Sketch of David Dryden

David Dryden, of Pennsylvania, married Barbara Berry, and settled in Washington County, Va., where he and his wife both died. Their children were Jonathan, David, Nathaniel, William, Thomas, Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Mary. Jonathan married Fanny Duff, and lived and died in Kentucky. David was married twice, the name of his second wife being Jane Laughlan.

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Narrative of the Captivity of of Mrs. Francis Scott – Indian Captivities

A True and Wonderful Narrative of the Surprising Captivity and remarkable deliverance of Mrs. Francis Scott, an inhabitant of Washington County, Virginia, who was taken by the Indians on the evening of the 29th of June, 1785. On Wednesday, the 29th day of June, 1785, late in the evening, a large company of armed men

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