The Nickerson Snead House was built circa 1835, however, the original log portion was built in the 1700s by Francis Kincannon. During this period it was used as a fort during the Revolutionary War and the French and Indian War. Dr. Nickerson Snead and his wife Betsy Snead built this beautiful historic home. It was a field hospital Civil War hospital and the cellar was used as a morgue. The Nickerson Snead House is home to several spirits including Betsy (The Woman in Blue), a little girl, and a little boy (presumably Josephine and Douglas Mason).


Purchase The History & the Hauntings of the Nickerson Snead House by Ronda L. Caudill to learn more about this historic Antebellum and its very important role during the wars in the Appalachian Mountains.

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    1. What are the hours of the museum. I broke down across the street from this beauty and stayed at the econo lodge overnight. I’m a huge history buff and already purchased the book. I’m fascinated with the history of this house and would love to tour it. Can I talk to the owners somehow. I’m coming back to glade spring this weekend..


      1. Any time you are in the area, feel free to send us a message on FB and we will try to schedule a tour for you! We are currently in the transition of a few things, so things are a bit unsettled. Thank you!


      2. We’re very sorry to hear about your car trouble and we are so sorry for the delay in our response, we are actually operating as a Bed and Breakfast and are set to start taking reservations in the coming months. However, if you are interested in a private tour or a ghost hunt stay, please feel free to send us a message via Facebook. Thank you so much for your support and we hope to see you soon!


      3. I am trying to see if I can book the with chaser event in January I’ll be at the end of radiation treatment so may not feel good can you tell me of other future events,how much is it for a one bedroom per night?


      4. Hi there Heather, I want to sincerely apologize for the delay in our response. We have events with the Wraith Chasers quite frequently and we post to Facebook and they tag us in those as well. https://www.facebook.com/thenickersonsneadhouse/

        It looks to be that our next event with the Wraith Chasers will be August 4-5.

        Our Bed and Breakfast isn’t open just yet, we’re still working on it to make sure we can give our guests the best experience possible. We also post updates on that via Facebook as well. There are a lot of sneak peeks into the rooms that will be available. We’d love your feedback!

        I hope you are feeling and doing fabulous! Please keep in touch and we would love to have you come visit!


  1. Can’t wait until I can travel to Virginia to see this home. Betsy (Elizabeth Scott) is my 1st cousin 6x removed. Francis Kincannon family is related by marriage of George Kincannon and Ann Scott (1st cousin 7x removed) History is awesome!


  2. Wow I used to run by this house when I was younger going to a friend’s cause everybody said it was haunted….


  3. Do you have dates when Hanckel school was built and date closed .
    Do you have a picture. My husband attended grade school there.


    1. If it’s in Washington County, have you tried the Historical Society in Abingdon?
      Elizabeth Jane (Scott) Snead’s grandparents were my 5g grandparents. They lived east of Saltville.


  4. I see it’s been awhile since last post. Francis Kincannon is my 8th g. grandfather. My Mother is a Kincannon- direct descendant. I’d be thankful to share and exchange any known information. I have not been able to verify for certain Francis’ parents from Ulster, specifically his mother (Mary?). I’ve read two somewhat differing accounts. Agreed, the history of family branches intriguing.


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