Evergreen Magazine 
Articles written in 1921 by students of Cootes Store Schoolhouse, Rockingham County, Virginia

Cootes Store
The Landscape
The Way It Was
The School
Hunting & Fishing
First Graders
The Students
Cootes Home
Cootes & Co.
Family Bible 1
Family Bible 2
Flood of 1936
Cootes Store 1999
Chimney Rock 1999
Gap Rock 1999
Samuel Cootes
Cootes Deeds (1821 to 1881)
1885 Map



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Herman J. Fulk 15 

This rock is a peak of a large cliff of rocks at the end of the mountain called Little North Mountain about one mile north of the little country village Cootes Store.

It got its name from the lofty rock which stands out from the cliff and very much resembles a chimney. It is said to be one hundred and thirty five feet high.
There has not been but one man on the top of this rock. You can’t go out one side of the cliff which is level with the mountain.

In the year 1914 Mr. Wetherholtz ascended the rock at the highest and narrowest side. A great many people gathered to see the wonderful feat, which they thought no man could do. When he reached the top he sat down and rested for a few minutes and then stood on his head. He then descended to the ground unharmed. There is a legend that an Indian went to the top of this rock for a pint of whiskey.