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Smyth County Chamber News

Mount Pleasant Preservation Society

In 1871, Mount Pleasant church was founded by a group of free Blacks and former slaves where it served its congregation for 131 years. In the years the church was open, many people found refuge, hope, and comfort within its walls.

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The Saltville Massacre

The first Battle of Saltville took place on October 2, 1864. Saltville was a crucial resource for the Confederacy, supplying nearly 80% of their salt.

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Thank you for participating in Galentine’s! Check out what each participating business us offering below! Lou and Co – Free gift with purchase, DrinksWooden Pickle

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Spread the Love!

Help us spread the love to our Chamber members this Valentine’s Day and be entered to win a $50 gift card to the Wooden Pickle Food & Spirits and an order of chocolate covered strawberries from Sisters Cafe & Gifts!

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Carnegie High School

Carnegie High School, once located in Marion, Virginia, was an important site for the Black community in Smyth County. Reverend Amos Carnegie first arrived in Marion in 1927 while serving as the pastor of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church. After his arrival to Marion, Carnegie found the school “hardly fit for a stable”

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