Dr. Thomas Walker and 5 companions.
employed by the Loyal Land Company, came
into this region April 14, 1750, to locate
lands for settlement in these western reaches
of Virginia. His 1750 journal relates that
he established a camp at this spot . . . — — Map (db m159751) HM
Rev. Hiram M. Frakes founded this Methodist Settlement in 1925. Begun in a cabin with 13 students, it became an institution for spiritual and educational development of mountain youth. Frakes guided and influenced the entire Middle Laurel Fork . . . — — Map (db m162490) HM