My Tazewell, Virginia trip, 2005
Updated September 22, 2005
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Photos from my 2005 Tazewell, Virginia trip.
- another view of the Cave at the Whitley house (609 KB)
Notice it is partially underground.
This helped keep it cool inside.
- Tazewell Street, Tazewell, Va. (377 KB)
Street Sign photo
- Memorial placque for William and Elizabeth Peery (509 KB)
This placque hangs at the old Peery home on Plum
creek in Tazewell, VA.
- David Whitley home in Tazewell, VA. (352 KB)
Photo of David Whitley home in Tazewell, VA.
Built around 1804.
- gravestone of William Brooks (426 KB)
Gravestone of William Brooks, the first Brooks
in Tazewell County, Va.
- Inside the Whitley home (874 KB)
Living room at the Whitley home
- gravestone of Anne Brooks (738 KB)
wife of William Brooks and my ggggg grandmother.
- Another view of the Whitley house (704 KB)
More of the Whitley home from another view
- Pastures at the Sam Peery farm (661 KB)
A view from the cemetery out towards a pasture
at the Sam Peery farm.
- original fireplace mantel at the Whitley house (704 KB)
There are four fireplaces in the house,off of two chimneys, two upstairs and two downstairs, each opening on two opposite rooms, for a total of 8 fireplaces in 8 rooms
- A Thompson house from Thompson Valley (719 KB)
A home of our Thompson ancestors
- Rees Bowen home, Tazewell, Va. (714 KB)
On land originally granted to Lt. Rees Bowen, killed in the battle of Kings Mtn., in the American Revolution,and now lived on by Rees Bowen the seventh and family.
The house was built by General Rees Tate Bowen, also known as Rees Bowen the third.
- A Thompson dog trot house from Thompson Valley (548 KB)
This was a home of one of our Thompson ancestors.
- The Jerry Harold Peery house on Plum Creek (719 KB)
The Jerry Harold Peery house was built in 1917
on the foundation of the old log home of Samuel Peery.
- Benbolt, Also known as the Wynn-Peery Mansion (633 KB)
Built in 1772 by The Wynn family, later was a Peery ancestral home. William Dennis Peery lived
here with his wife Mary Polly Wynn. It has been in
a Peery lineage ever since. The current owner,
although he didn't inherit it, is a Peery descendant also.
- Brooks graves (654 KB)
The graves of Revolutionary War Soldier William
Brooks and wife Ann Locke Brooks at their former
farm in Thompson Valley, Tazewell County, VA.
- Whitley house cave (635 KB)
The "Cave" at the Whitley house was used for storing perishables that had been canned or