Monday, May 20, 2013

Spring Heritage Day on Vardy-Blackwater Road on June 1, 2013

"Preserving The Past For The Future" - Vardy Community Historical Society -
 Spring Heritage Day - Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 10AM - 3PM.  Vardy Church Museum & Mahala Mullins Cabin on Vardy-Blackwater Road.  Bluegrass and gospel music.  Antique tractor/ car show.  Crafts and demonstrations include gristmill (corn meal), woodcrafts, homemade dolls, wood carvings, quilting, homemade jellies & jams, quilting, tobacco stick stars, moonshine still, homemade ruffling scarves, apple butter prepared on site, old mill soap, lye soap, and making a corn hole game.  Artisan demonstrations include Eastern Woodland Native American Indians - Kituwah Warriors.  Hourly door prizes.  Concessions include hot dogs & chips or soup beans & corn bread.  Photo is of one of the artisans who will be demonstrating, woodcarver John Hageman.  For more information call W.C. Collins at (423) 733-2305 or Charles Sizemore at (276) 346-2520.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

2012 Blackwater High School Reunion on Sept 15

The 2012 Blackwater High School reunion will be held at the school on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 10AM to 4PM.  Everyone is welcome. Please bring a covered dish.  More photos from last year's reunion are posted in the photo gallery at www.blackwaterva.org




Sunday, August 7, 2011

Blackwater Cemetery Directory Information

Blackwater Cemetery Directory

Alder
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn right onto SR-604. Drive 5.6 miles. Cemetery is south of SR-604, about 400 feet east of the VA/TN line.
GPS Coordinates: N36˚35.130’ W083˚09.832’

Anderson
Directions: From Jonesville, cemetery is on SR-70, 0.4 miles north of SR-604. (small cemetery in back yard)

Asbury-Vance
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn left on to SR-603 (Back Valley Road). Drive about 1 mile. Cemetery is on the right.
GPS Coordinates: N36˚38.078’ W083˚02.438’

Austin Bledsoe
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn left on SR-604, then turn right at the Robinette Funeral Home onto SR-600 (Flower Gap Road) and the entrance will be on the right.
GPS Coordinates: At the entrance on the road - N36˚37.422’ W083˚02.262’
GPS Coordinates: At the cemetery up on the hill - N36˚37.381’ W083˚02.262’
Photo album is posted (9 photos).

Baker
Bloomer

Carter
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn left on 604 (A. J. Osborne Highway), veer right at a Y intersection on to SR-603 (Carter Cave Road). Drive about 4.7 miles. Cemetery is on the left.
GPS Coordinates: N36˚39.037’ W082˚57.293’
Photo album is posted (3 photos).

Childress
Collingsworth

Collins
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn right on SR-604 for about 6 miles. Cemetery is south of SR-604.

Creech

Davidson-Livesay
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn right on SR-604 for 3 miles. Cemetery is about 400 yards north of SR-604.

Duncan
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn left on SR-604 (Dr. Andrew Jackson Osborne Highway), then right on SR-600 (Flower Gap Road), then turn left on SR-601 (Hickory Hill Road).
GPS Coordinates: N36˚38.917’ W082˚59.771’

Eldridge
Fannon

Flag Pond Church Cemetery – Pleasant View
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn left onto SR-604 (A. J. Osborne Highway) for about 7 miles. Church is on the left and the cemetery is on the right.
GPS Coordinates: N36˚40.229’ W082˚57.081’
Photo album is posted (9 photos).

Flower Gap Church
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn left on SR-604 (Dr. Andrew Jackson Osborne Highway), then turn right on SR-600 (Flower Gap Road). The cemetery and church are on the left.
GPS Coordinates: N36˚36.159’ W083˚01.523’
Photo album is posted (4 photos).

Gilliam-Joyner

Hampton
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, the cemetery is on SR-70 on the left side of the road, before coming to SR-610 (Lynn Flanary Road).
GPS Coordinates: N36˚35.668’ W083˚04.041’
Photo album is posted (8 photos).

Hickam

Hobbs
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn left on 604 (A. J. Osborne Highway), veer right at a Y intersection on to SR-603 (Carter Cave Road). Drive about 5.3 miles. Cemetery is on the left.

Horton-Roller

Hurd
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn left on SR-604 (Dr. Andrew Jackson Osborne Highway), then right on SR-600 (Flower Gap Road), drive 3.9 miles, then turn right on Hillsville Road, drive 0.4 mile. Cemetery is on the right.
GPS Coordinates: N36˚35.707’ W083˚00.780’
Photo album is posted (2 photos).

Johnson
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn left on SR-604 (Dr. Andrew Jackson Osborne Highway), then turn right on SR-600 (Flower Gap Road). The cemetery and church are on the left. Beside Flower Gap Church.
GPS Coordinates: N36˚36.159’ W083˚01.523’
Photo album is posted (2 photos).

Johnson
Johnson, George

Lambert
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn right on SR-604 for about 3.0 miles.
GPS Coordinates: N36˚36.731’ W083˚06.130’
Photo album is posted (5 photos).

Lawson, Hasten
Livesay

Livesay-Anderson
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn right on SR-604 for 1 mile.

Maness

McPherson
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn right on SR-610 (Lynn Flanary Road). Entrance to the cemetery is on the left.
GPS Coordinates: N36˚36.364’ W083˚04.219’
Photo album is posted (8 photos).

McPherson
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn left on SR-604 for 0.6 mile. Then right on SR-603 for 0.1 mile along the east bank of Blackwater Creek.

Moore
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn right on SR-604 for SR-604 for 5.5 mi. Cemetery is 300 yards north of SR-604.

Moore

Moore (colored)
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn left on SR-604 for 200 feet.
GPS Coordinates: N36˚37.624’ W083˚03.013’
Photo album is posted (8 photos).

Munsey Cemetery (also known as George Munsey Cemetery)
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn right on SR-604 for 1.3 miles. Cemetery is on the right above a pasture field, not visible from the road.
GPS Coordinates: Entrance is located at N36˚37.301’ W083˚04.767’
Photo album is posted (12 photos).

Osborne – School (Bucktown Road)
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn left on SR-604 and pass the old school, take the first left after the school on Bucktown Road and the cemetery is ahead on the right maybe 300 yards. You can see the back of the school from the cemetery.
GPS Coordinates: Entrance is located at N36˚37.965’ W083˚01.838’
Photo album is posted (19 photos).

Osborne Chapel – East Cemetery
GPS Coordinates: N36˚38.917’ W082˚59.771’

Pace
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, past Sarepta Baptist Church on the left. Cemetery is on the hill behind the church.)

Payne Family
Poteet
Qualls

Roberts Family
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn left on 604 (A. J. Osborne Highway), veer right at a Y intersection on to SR-603 (Carter Cave Road). Drive about 0.3 miles to the entrance on the right.
GPS Coordinates: N36˚37.684’ W083˚01.476’

Robinette
Robinette-Collier
Robinette at Dona

Robinette Family
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn left on SR-604. The cemetery will be on the right on a small hill, across the road from the old Blackwater Baptist Church, before you get to the fire department building.
GPS Coordinates: N36˚37.541’ W083˚02.438’
Photo album is posted (17 photos).

Robinette – Flag Pond
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn left onto SR-604 (A. J. Osborne Highway) for about 7 miles. Pass Flag Pond Church less than 0.5 mile.

Robinson

Sage
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn right on SR-604 for 0.3 miles. Cemetery is the north of SR-604.

Sallings

Sarepta Cemetery (also known as Tomlinson Cemetery)
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn right just past Sarepta Church onto SR-610. The cemetery is on the left in a field across from the old, old school building.
GPS Coordinates: N36˚36.687’ W083˚04.041’
Photo album is posted (20 photos).

Surgener
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70 drive to the VA/TN line. The cemetery is beside the road on the left.
GPS Coordinates: N36˚35.668’ W083˚04.248’
Photo album is posted (5 photos).

Tankersley Family
Vicars
Williams

Willis
Directions: From Jonesville on SR-70, turn left on 604 (A. J. Osborne Highway), veer right at a Y intersection on to SR-603 (Carter Cave Road). Drive about 1.5 miles. Cemetery is on the left side of the road on a hill.
GPS Coordinates: N36˚37.898 W083˚00.407
Photo album is posted (7 photos).

Willis-Wallen
Zion

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Photos from SR-604 Vardy to Flagpond













These photos were taken on State Route 604 from Vardy all the way up to Flag Pond Community Church. The sunset is from Flag Pond.














Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Two clicks to Blackwater on an Internet talk radio show

To listen to the talk radio show featuring Blackwater, Virginia --

It's 2 clicks away -
after you click to go to the link below, then... on the left, click on "Latest Episode"
http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1947/appalachian-knowledge-economy

It is my first attempt as a newbie UM radio UH talk UM show UH host... The show opens with talk about Blackwater, Virginia and guest Jack Goins, Melungeon reseacher and author. Blackwater, Virginia will be featured again in the next show, which will be broadcast live on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 9AM EST. The first show focused on "Arts, crafts, festivals & heritage." The second show will focus on "Eco-tourism, heritage tourism, green buildings, e-commerce & k-commerce." To tune in, go to www.voiceamerica.com and click on "Business" on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 9AM.
Joan
http://www.blackwaterva.org/

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Benefit Singing in Blackwater

There's an ad for a Benefit Singing in today's Powell Valley News...

Osborne Chapel Church in cooperation with Blackwater Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a benefit singing for the family of Amber Anderkin, fifteen-year-old cancer patient of Blackwater who will be traveling to St. Jude Hospital, Memphis, on August 4 for extensive surgery and treatment. The benefit singing will be held at the Blackwater Volunteer Fire Co. building on Saturday, July 30 at 7PM. All area churches, gospel groups, and individual singers are invited to participate. Food will be available beginning at 6PM.
Anyone wishing to donate, who cannot attend the benefit singing, may send donations to: Mrs. Joyce Neeley, Clerk & Treasurer, Osborne Chapel Church, (Amber Anderkin Fund), 164 Neeley Drive, Blackwater VA 24221. For more details or information, please call Mary Ruth Davidson (346-1539), Katie Osborne (346-3026) or Mitzi Jones (346-1731).