One of the eight original shires formed in First called Charles River which was named for King Charles I. The name was changed in 1643 to York for Yorkshire, England. Cornwallis's surrender, October 1781 took place at Yorktown.
The Wilderness Road was the primary route taken by early settlers to the Blue Ridge Highlands and Heart of Appalacia regions of Virginia. It is an adventure through 23 Virginia localities and includes the Fincastle Turnpike and Carolina Road.
According to the nearby historic marker, this Baptist church is the oldest ch.
Rosewell Plantation, Gloucester, VA - was built in 1725 on the banks of the York River, and was home to the Page family, who was known for throwing lavish parties in the years after the Civil War. It burned to the ground in
russellmadam.jpg Madam Russell, as she was known, was a sister of Virginia's Revolutionary War Governor Patrick Henry. She was first married to Rev. War. Brig. General William Campbell and then to Rev. War Brig General William Russell. She was also known as the mother of Methodism in Southwest Virginia. She lived at Saltville and later at Sulphur Springs (Chilhowie).