Legends of the Native American Nunnehi spirits haunt the area, as countless battles took place between the Cherokee and Creek tribes on these ancient grounds between Blood Mountain and Slaughter Mountain.
There is an odd sensation of being watched here, perhaps just by a protective neighbour in hiding or by some other innocuous being.
One would not think that the House of the Almighty could harbour any foreboding spirits, but this vast geographic area was once a main centre of ancient Native American tribes.
Welsh immigrants came to Roane and nearby Scott County in the 1800s by way of Pennsylvania, with hopes to join the iron and coal industries. Enjoy this sidequest of fascinating lore about the mining industry, its use of forced convict labour that displaced these miners, and a few of their triumphs.
“The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.” ― Carl Sandburg
Tryon is the birthplace of Nina Simone, the “High Priestess of Soul” who had a voice synonymous to both the civil rights movement and simmering heartache.
Obviously we come here to take witchy photos and laugh like the big heathens we are before turning back around and going where we are meant to, but you could also continue along the BRP from this starting point until it ends in Waynesboro, Virginia.