Virginia Lost Treasure

Virginia lost treasure sites are listed on this page. However, I cannot promise that this information is completely accurate. As treasure tales go, because they have been passed down through many years, certain elements of the lost treasure story may have been altered, either intentionally or otherwise.

This information should be researched through other means as well. Never rely on one piece of information about a treasure story you are researching. Use multiple research tools.

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Good luck! And have fun in your search for Virginia lost treasure.

Boswell's Tavern

Located on the South Anna River in Boswell. In the 1750's the Boswell Tavern was constructed. During the Civil War a few battles were fought here, and during the Revolutionary War a supposed treasure was buried on the property.

Carter's Grove Plantation

Located on route 60, approximately six miles southeast of Williamsburg. There have been rumors that during the Civil War several treasures were buried on the property.


During the Revolutionary War several ships containing cargoe and treasures wrecked, and their storehouse of goods were tossed into the area behind Portsmouth.

The Abraham Smith Treasure

Somewhere in the Poor Valley, Abraham Smith, a wealthy plantation owner, during the Civil War, buried approximately $60,000 in gold coins. Apparently he buried the treasure in an abandoned, old saltpeter mine, between Allison's Gap and Saltville.

Mount Rogers

During the Civil War, a Confederate major buried $350,000 that was stolen by his men.


Located on route 81. A 1948 historical report stated that during the Civil War, Roanoke residents buried or hid more than one million dollars in both large and small caches. In the 1970's a treasure hunter located a cache of silver coins and plates worth $20,000 in a local park.

The McIntosh Farm Treasure

Located about a mile south of Forest, on county route 811. A Civil War, Confederate General, with the help of slaves, hid more than $4 million in gold coins and bullion on the McIntosh Farm. There are two rumors about this treasure. One states that the treasure was thrown into the well, the other states that the cache was buried near the barn. The slaves were shot and killed to keep the treasure a mystery.

The Beale Treasure

One of the most famous treasure stories is the Beale Treasure. The story states that iron chests, containing almost three thousand pounds of gold, five thousand pounds of silver, and $13,000 in gems and jewelry, was hidden in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Montvale.

Virginia lost treasure may be located in ghost towns.

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