West Virginia History

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve – History & Culture – People, Places, Stories

“The New River is like a ribbon tying together all the people, places, and events sharing its course through time.”


  • John Henry and the Coming of the Railroad
  • Coal Mine Disasters
  • Arrowheads of the Past and Present
  • Discovering Berry Holler and Big Branch Trail
  • Batteaux on the New


  • Mother Jones
  • Joseph Beury
  • Mary Draper Ingles
  • Carter G Woodson
  • John Nuttall


  • Prince
  • Prince Depot
  • Camp Brookside
  • Trump-Lilly Farm
  • Quinnimont
  • McKendree Hospital
  • Kaymoor
  • Thurmond
  • Glade Creek / Hamlet
  • Army Camp
  • Royal
  • Mill Creek and the Harrah Farm
  • Sandstone School
  • Nuttallburg

Explore New River Gorge National Park and Preserve’s “History & Culture – People, Places, Stories” Website for more on each of the above topics

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