Category: History

History of The Hickory Grove Turpentine Camp

Jacob Bembry: Greene Publishing, Inc. Eloise Glass Stewart was born at the Hickory Grove Turpentine Camp; and for well over 100 years, the Hickory Grove community has been her home. Mrs. Stewart’s parents, Fred and Eula Glass, moved to the Hickory Grove community in 1907. Mr. Glass leased the Hickory Grove Turpentine Camp from the…

The haunting of a house in Lee

Jacob Bembry: Greene Publishing, Inc. For years, even while it was occupied, the house last occupied by this writer’s maternal grandparents, Jake and Ava Lee Sealey, and their daughters, Kathy (Wilson) and Lucretia (Keeler) was rundown. Its only redeeming qualities were the strong wood and beams that held the clapboard house together and the love…

The sink hole ghost of Cherry Lake

Jacob Bembry,  Greene Publishing, Inc. Among the lore of Madison County folks, you will find the occasional sighting of an unknown swamp creature, or, more commonly, stories of ghosts. One such ghost, who seems to have faded into the woodwork on the panels of Madison County history, is the “Sink Hole Ghost of Cherry Lake.”…