Clinch Mountain Home

Come on in and make yourself at home here in Hiltons, VA. Feel free to browse around a while. I hope you find something you like. I've included some of the things I enjoy doing in my spare time. I've also got links to my favorite sites. Be sure to drop me a line before you leave using the e-mail button below.

Those of you familiar with old-time country music will recognize My Clinch Mountain Home as the title of a song by The Carter Family. A.P., Sara, and Maybelle lived in a little community called Mace's Spring which is about three miles east of Hiltons. Janette Carter, A.P. and Sara's daughter, still carries on the tradition of her parents' music at the Carter Family Fold every Saturday night.

Hiltons has changed since the days of the Carter Family, but it's still a great place to live. It is my hope that, by browsing through my web site, you will get a sense of what life is like here at the foot of Clinch Mountain. I'm always redecorating so be sure to come back and visit again soon!

Last updated October 16, 2004.


The link above takes you to information about my paternal ancestors, my maternal ancestors, deeds, wills, biographies, and my Melungeon heritage. I also have pages dedicated to specific surnames, including:

The Wolfe Family History: The early Wolfe family in Southwest Virginia

The Goodman Family History: The early Goodman family in Southwest Virginia.

The Welch Family History: The early Welch family in Northeast Tennessee.


My favorite family recipes for main dishes, veggies, breads, desserts, canning, and APPLES can be found on this page.


Updated soon! Photographs and descriptions of the wildflowers and native plants that grow near our area here, some right in my back yard!


Here you'll find my hometown of Rose Hill, VA as well as Hiltons, Scott County and the surrounding area, and a poem I wrote about growing up in Southwest Virginia. 


These pages are just for some down-home fun! They include country words and definitions, remedies, adages, similes, rhymes I used to hear as a child, and some of my scrapbook pages.

Take a virtual tour of my real Clinch Mountain home.


Updated soon! My graphics site has creations that I have enjoyed making including tiled backgrounds, bordered backgrounds, background sets, and miscellaneous graphics - all with a country look.


My husband's page that includes his paternal ancestors, a Civil War page, pension lists, tax lists, deeds, wills, church minutes, a queries and comments page, and photographs from the Charles F. Nickels collection. 


Keith also has a page that's all about his hobby of model railroading. You can also see photographs of real trains and railroads. 


Our daughter, Amanda, has some really cool stuff with background music, pictures of her Collie, and links to some of her favorite web sites. 


We have lots of photographs taken during our travels to places like Chimney Rock, Shenandoah Valley, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Updated soon! Dedicated to the online preservation of the history, culture, and natural beauty of the region surrounding Clinch Mountain in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Come with us as we explore this wonderful area of our country.


Our original web site includes photographs of our ancestors, a surname list and index with links to our ancestry charts, and even more photographs of Southwest Virginia.

Graphics for this site created by me at:
Clinch Mountain Graphics