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Mineral County Points of Interest

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Saddle Mountain

This unique mountain formation can be viewed from the Route 50 overlook.

Nancy Hanks Birthplace

Nancy Hanks, mother of President Abraham Lincoln, was born in 1782 on Joseph and Lucy Hanks' 106 acre farm on Mike's Run. A memorial maker was erected to commemorate the site, which is located 5 acres south of Antioch and is east of the scenic Saddle Mountain.

Churches

Many of the area's churches date back to the early days when these mountains were first settled. Claysville Church, built in 1850. Congregation formed in 1848. Used for church services by union and confederate armies during the civil war. Eusebia Presbyterian Church, Patterson Creek was the first building in the county built for worship.

Farms

Recently the U.S. Department of Agriculture designated three farms in Mineral County as Bicentennial Farms. Sunnyside and Rebel's Retreat in Reeses Mill and the Wagoner farm in Dan's Run. The designation goes to operating farms 200 years old.

Fort Ashby

completed in November 1775 is the only remaining fort out of a chain of 69 established by General George Washington to protect Virginia frontier from Indians. The Fort is owned by the DAR. Every December the Fort is opened by the 4-H club with demonstrations of preparation for a 1775 Christmas.

The Log House

nestled along the gently flowing waters of a small stream, once was a way station where they changed horses for the stage coaches. The log house is now an Antique shop. The original barn still stands where the horses would rest, in Laureldale. Features special yearly events.

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