The 285th anniversary of the copenhavers took place on August 2nd, 2014 at Hungry Mother state park.
We had an attendance of 50+ family members attending from as far away as California.
THE COPENHAVER FAMILY settled in Smyth County, Virginia around the year 1800 by Frederick and Eve Copenhaver Their union produced twelve (12) children and the following home sites are primarily that of Frederick and Eve, some of their children and their descendants.
This Library Committee was established in 1985 to support the Southwest Virginia Heritage Library, a part of the Smyth-Bland Regional Library. In late 1986 a Declaration of Trust was drawn up establishing the Frederick and Eve Copenhaver Memorial Library Fund to provide financial assistance to the Smyth-Bland Regional Library.
Directions to the Reunion: To get to Hungry Mother State Park, take I-81 to Exit 47. Go left into town. Follow signs to McDonalds. Turn right at the light. Follow Route 16 to the park. Tell the gate attendant that you are with the Copenhaver reunion and he or she can direct you to shelter 2. See lodging and camping information below map.