To Those Interested In Wolf Hills:
Abingdon, Va. was known as Wolf Hills before "Abingdon"
was selected as the
name of the county seat.
Contrary to popular myths, Daniel Boone had very little to do
with the area
around Wolf Hills before 1773-75.. After that time he traveled
on his way to the Yadkin River in North Carolina.. During his
trips he apparently did travel through that area of Washington
some, but his main hunting route to Tennesse and Ky was across
Shoals (Elizabethton Tenn)
The story about the wolves attacking at Wolf Hills probably ocurred
Boone started hunting across the Blue Ridge Mountain..
The cave where the hunters' dogs were attacked by wolves is in
the heart of
Abingdon, Va. It is across the street from the old tavern, behind
House craft store.. You can see it any time you visit Abingdon..
The historic part of Abingdon is built on lots which were surveyed
given the town by James? Black and Thomas Walker (Loyal Land Co)
After Daniel Boones failed attempt to settle in Ky. in 1773, he
empty cabin near Ft. Blackmore and lived there about two years
on to Ky..
The truth is, Daniel Boone had very little to do with the history
settlement of Washington co., Va.. The whole area of Washington,
Scott counties had been settled before Boone came there to live..
interesting stories have appeared about Daniel Boone, however
preceeded by many others who are rarely mentioned . James Harrod,
Logan and others.. The exploits of Daniel Boone are mostly myths..
About Wolf Creek:
Wolf Creek begins at the springs near where Rev. Charles Cummings
northwest of Wolf Hills ( Abingdon) This is on the south side
Little Mountain. This creek furnished water power for two mills
Abingdon for many years.. It runs through the Great Knobs to the
Holston River, passing through or very near, the Hope farm on
River..Most of the Hope farm has passed into hands of developers
and is now
valuable Lake front property. South Holston Lake is on South Fork
G. Lee Hearl
Authentic Appalachian Storyteller