Beech Grove Christian Church

The first actual church building stood near the site of the present church. At this time, Baptists and Christians combined and formed the Union Church. Later it became the sole property of the Christian Church. The people worshipped from 1888 to 1916 when the church fell into disrepair. The Christians then purchased the “Dunkard Church.” … Read more


The Rev. Robert Parson Rose owned thousands of acres of land in what are now Amherst and Nelson Counties, including the Roseland area. People spoke of this area as Rose’s land and when the first post office was established it was called Roseland. In the early years of the 20th century there was little in … Read more


The small hamlet of Montebello, was once known as Statonsville. Descendants from English, German, Irish and Scottish. They built primitive schools and churches in neighboring hills. Today, only Mount Paran Church, serves most of the community. The major attractions are the Fish Hatchery and the Crabtree Falls.

Massies Mill

King George II of England granted the land surrounding the area to Massie and Dickie families in 1750. In 1948 a log cabin on the grounds of Grace Church was torn down. It was of historical interest as it was used as a recruiting office during the Civil War. From this office many locals enlisted … Read more