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THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY

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July 02, 1896

Broadside 1896 .F87 FF, Special Collections, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

A Photograph of "Old Russell House" Was Taken

Images of this cabin in which lived Elizabeth Henry Campbell Russell (1749–1825), a sister of Patrick Henry, was sold as a fund raiser by the Woman's Parsonage and Home Mission Society in Saltville to raise money to build a new church. The church was erected at the turn of the nineteenth century and named after Russell, an influential early Methodist in southwestern Virginia. This cabin was demolished early in the twentieth century, but a replica was later built near the church.