Scott County Historical Society

Scott County Historical Society

Scott County Historical Society137 East Jackson StreetGate City, VA. 24251Hours: Wed., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Thurs., 11 am.-2 p.m.Also open by appointment by calling 423-288-3977.
Daniel Boone Wilderness Road Day Trip

Daniel Boone Wilderness Road Day Trip

One of the nation’s most historic routes, the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail was blazed by the legendary frontiersman in 1775 from the Long Island of the Holston at what is now Kingsport TN, through the Cumberland Gap of Virginia into Kentucky.  It would become...
Daniel Boone Interpretative Center

Daniel Boone Interpretative Center

Continue the journey along the Wilderness Road by visiting the new Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Interpretative Center, located in Duffield, Virginia.   The new center overlooks Kane Gap–a visible representation that shows the path settlers once toon on...
Wilderness Road Blockhouse

Wilderness Road Blockhouse

The Anderson Blockhouse was built in the late 1700s to protect European settlers from Indian attacks. The original location of the blockhouse can be visited along the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail while a replica can be seen at Natural Tunnel State Park. John...
Fannon Railroad Museum

Fannon Railroad Museum

Fannon’s Train museum is located at the intersection of Highway US 23, 421, and 58, in Duffield, Virginia.  Free admission.  Call in advance 276-431-2428. Kenny Fannon, and his grandson, Ruston Fannon, are preserving the history of the railroad in...
Bush Mill

Bush Mill

The historic Bush Mill takes you back to a time when people lived simpler lives, when millwrights and craftsmen used Scott County’s abundant natural resources — limestone, wood, water and hilly terrain — to build overshot, water-powered grist mills with wooden gears,...
Carter Family Fold

Carter Family Fold

The Carter Family Fold and Museum offers families a retreat to bluegrass music. The “Fold,” as it is affectionately called, is operated to honor the famous Carter Family — A.P., Sara, and Maybelle — pioneers in country music. Today, Saturday...