The W.G. Seal Treasure
East of Sneedville, on the Clinch River, in Hancock County, is where W.G. Seal owned and operated a legal distillery in the 1800s. He was also a prosperous farmer and cattle trader. It is known that he accumulated a half bushel of gold and silver coins. A large part of this money he buried near the distillery. When his second wife died, Seal seemed to lose all desire to live and a short time later, joined his two wives in death. The buried coins have been searched for but have never been found.