Join us as we explore the history of Botetourt County

Join us as we explore the history of Botetourt County

>>WSLS 10 IN YOUR TOWN SPONSORED BY BANK ABOUT A TIME. >>WE ARE CONTINUING OUR IN YOUR TOWN SERIES WITH OUR STOP TONIGHT IN BOTETOURT COUNTY AND 10 NEWS ANCHOR BRITTANY MCGRAW IS LIVE AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND SHE’S GOT MORE ON THE AREAS, A HISTORIC TIES BRITTANY. >>THERE’S A LOT OF HISTORY ACROSS THIS AREA AS YOU SAID WE’RE LIVE HERE AT THE BOTETOURT COUNTY COURTHOUSE. A LOT OF THE HISTORIES ON DISPLAY YOU CAN CHECK OUT THIS HISTORICAL MARKER HERE THAT EXPLAINS THE HISTORY OF THE COURTHOUSE AS WELL AS THE FIRE THAT DESTROYED IT IN 1970, BUT. ASPECTS OF BOTETOURT COUNTY SPECIFICALLY THAT MAKE IT STAND OUT FROM THE REST OF THE AREA, THE COUNTY USED TO STRETCH ALL THE WAY TO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, IT INCLUDED ALL OF PRESENT-DAY KENTUCKY WEST, VIRGINIA, OHIO, INDIANA AND ILLINOIS. THEY HAVE IT ALL ON DISPLAY AT THE BOTETOURT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM. THEY’RE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SAYS SO MANY PEOPLE COAST TO COAST CAN TRACE THEIR FAMILIES BACK TO BOTETOURT. >>SO WE GET A LOT OF FOLKS DOING FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH GENEALOGY THAT END UP COMING BACK TO BOTETOURT TO FIND MARRIAGE RECORDS D S YOU KNOW DEATH CERTIFICATES DIFFERENT THINGS BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE DID COME FROM THIS COUNTY. >>LEWIS AND CLARK ALSO CAME THROUGH IN CASTLE SEVERAL TIMES ON THEIR JOURNEYS BEFORE EXPANSION WESTWARD THEN CASTLE WAS CONSIDERED THE LAST STOP BEFORE THE GREAT FRONTIER. AND WE DO WANT TO COME BACK ALIVE NOW AND SHOW YOU AS I SHARED. >>THAT HISTORY IS ON DISPLAY HERE IN FINCASTLE HERE IN BOTETOURT COUNTY. IF YOU MISS MARKER AND THAT SHOWS THE LEWIS AND CLARK SITE ALSO NORVILLE LEE WAS ALSO FROM THE EAGLE ROCK AREA HERE IN THE COUNTY HE WORKED WITH THESE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN AND BECAME A GOLD MEDAL BOXE
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Join us as we explore the history of Botetourt County

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