Site of the Original “Red House”

"Joseph Treavy (1760-1825) and his wife Susanna Shaner (1761-1831) were born in PA and moved to Rockbridge County, VA. In 1783, land records indicate that the couple purchased the home of early settler John McDowell, known as the Red House because it was constructed of peeled logs stained with red ochre. McDowell had surveyed Benjamin … Continue reading Site of the Original “Red House”


Memorial Fundraiser

Today, we kick off our memorial fundraiser! Pleasant Vale is our #1 priority! We may not be able to save the house (unless someone knows a very generous philanthropist), but we can all collectively join together financially to mark the site with a Kentucky Historical Society historical marker so that it will be perpetually remembered. … Continue reading Memorial Fundraiser