Statistics for occurrence #1 of “the Alleghenies” in chapter 1.27 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:
...bruptly a great and high mountain named Purgatory.
Below the town the river forces its way through the Blue Ridge; above, the valley widens into smiling farmlands.
To the west the sun sets behind the Alleghenies .
From this village and its neighborhood came the majority of the men whose deeds in Mississippi as commemorated by this stone.
On the seventeenth day of April, 1861, Virginia seceded.
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