The Southwest Virginia Heritage Guide lists museums, archives, libraries, resource organizations, and historical sites related to the regionís history and folk culture.

Lee County

Appalachian African-American Cultural & Community Development Center
230 N. Leona St., Pennington Gap 24277
(276) 546-5144 or (276) 546-1981
1939 one-room school for African-American children; tapes, pictures, and school records.
Call for an appointment.

Hensley Settlement
Route 58 west to Route 724 at Ewing, eight mile hike to settlement, Ewing 24248
(606) 248-2817
Restored early-1900s farm settlement on Cumberland Mountain; hiking and horseback riding.

Lee County Chamber of Commerce
Church and Main St., Suite 206, Jonesville 24263
(276) 546-2233
Local information.
Open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm.

Lee County Courthouse
Main St., Jonesville 24263
(276) 346-7763
Historical records.
Open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm; Sat, 8:30am-12pm.

Lee County Historical Society
P.O. Box 231, Jonesville 24263
Local history and preservation.

Lee County Public Library
Joslyn Ave., Pennington Gap 24277
(276) 546-1141
Genealogical resources.
Open Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, 9am-5pm; Tues, 12-8pm; Thurs, 12-8pm; Sun, 2-5pm.

Long Hollow Log School Museum
Lee County High School, Jonesville 24263
1858 log school.

Wilderness Road State Park
Route 2, Box 115, Route 58 West, Ewing 24248
(276) 445-3807
Visitor Center has museum and theater with 18 minute film "Birth of a Nation" depicting the settlers move westward through the Cumberland Gap in the late eighteenth century.  An authentic, reconstructed frontier fort, Martin's Station, is on site.  Renactors portray living history (seasonal).  Picnic shelters and the "Wilderness Road Trail", a 10 mile linear trail that connects to the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.
Open 8am-sunset.

Cowan Mill
Route 698, c/o Lee County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 417, Pennington Gap 24248
(276) 546-2233
Gristmill built in 1890.