Sources relevant to Oaklands Plantation that were consulted for this project:
Barnes, P. Raymond. “‘Oaklands’ Was Hospitable Seat of Watts Family For Generations; Needed Big Staff,” Roanoke World News, May 21, 1958
Dotson, Rand. Roanoke, Virginia, 1882-1912 : Magic City of the New South. 1st ed. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2007.
Kagey, Deedie Dent. When past Is Prologue : A History of Roanoke County. Roanoke, Va.: Roanoke County Sesquicentennial Committee, 1988.
Miller, Mark F., et al. Roanoke Valley and the Civil War : Continuity and Change. Salem, VA, Center for Community Research at Roanoke College, 1985.
Prillaman, R. Hellen. A Place Apart: A Brief History of the Early Williamson Road and North Roanoke Valley Residents and Places. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing, for Clearfield Company, 1997.
Showalter, Jean. The Roanoke Valley and the Watts Family. Roanoke: 1984.
Watts Commanded Civil War Outfit Newspaper (Clipping at VA Room)