Mountain Glen

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A visual anchor in time, the antebellum homestead of Mountain Glen is nestled in a hollow on the lower slopes of Walker Mountain, overlooking the valley watered by the North Fork of the Holston River in Bland County. The core of the complex is a two-story frame house built about 1850 for John Respass, son of John Frederick Respass, one of the area’s early settlers. The house is said to have been constructed by John Lock, a Tennessee builder. In addition to farming, John Respass was a minister in the Reformed Church. The complex includes a picturesque medley of 19th- and early 20th-century outbuildings and farm buildings. Mountain Glen was continuously occupied by members of the Respass and Hudson families until 1997.

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

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