History, Historic House, Historical Society
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Specialized
Rippon Lodge was built circa 1747 by Richard Blackburn and is one of the oldest houses still standing in Prince William County. This modest house was built on a hilltop overlooking the mouth of Neabsco Creek and the Potomac River and was surrounded by several other structures during the 18th century. In the early 20th century the home under went extensive renovations by its then owner Judge Wade Ellis and his wife Dessie.
Art, Botanical Garden, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Rockbridge Historical Society
is a repository for much of the history
of Rockbridge County and Lexington.
Historical resources, artifacts, and
many publications and papers are
available for use by historians or
anyone who is researching the
history or people of this area.
Culture, History, Historical Society, Library, Military
Russell County was formed in 1786 out of Washington County. Formed out of Russell County in whole or in part were Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Scott, Tazewell, and Wise Counties. The Russell County Courthouse burned in 1872; the loss of one deed book and one marriage book are attributed to this fire. The Local History Room at the Lebanon Library has an extensive collection containing local history and authors as well as extensive genealogical material.