Item Details

Alleghany County

Samuel Hale II and Paul Linkenhoker on behalf of the Alleghany Historical Society
Format
Book
Published
Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2017]
Language
English
Series
Images of America
ISBN
9781467124355, 1467124354
Summary
"Alleghany County was formed in 1822 from parts of Botetourt, Bath, and Monroe Counties. The area was settled in 1746, and by the early part of the 19th century, a number of settlements and large farms were operating locally. Covington, Clifton Forge, Iron Gate, Longdale, Selma, Low Moor, and other small communities developed, and the natural resources in the area led to the establishment of several industrial operations. The raliroad came to Selma in 1857, and after the Civil War, the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad was completed to Huntington, West Virginia. The abundance of timber, rich deposits of iron ore, and accessibility to rails, rivers, and streams contributed to industrial growth. Brickyards, lumber mills, tanneries, iron smelters, and agricultural operations attracted other businesses and industries, bringing rapid growth to the area. In Covington, the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company built a mill in 1889. Ever since, the company has served as the county's economic mainstay." -- From cover.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Early Alleghany County
  • Community development
  • Industry and railroads
  • Recreational opportunities
  • Fire and rescue
  • Schools
  • Present and future.
Description
127, [1] pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original pictorial paper covers. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2018/2019.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

  • LEADER 02926cam a2200469 i 4500
    001 u7647437
    003 SIRSI
    005 20180720112010.0
    008 160910s2017 scua 000 0 eng
    010
      
      
    a| 2016953607
    040
      
      
    a| DLC b| eng e| rda c| DLC d| YDX d| BDX d| IGA d| IMF d| OCLCO d| OCLCF
    019
      
      
    a| 957506907
    020
      
      
    a| 9781467124355
    020
      
      
    a| 1467124354
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)957522751 z| (OCoLC)957506907
    042
      
      
    a| pcc
    043
      
      
    a| n-us-va
    050
    0
    0
    a| F232.A5 b| H35 2017
    082
    1
    4
    a| 975.5 b| H164A 2017
    100
    1
      
    a| Hale, Samuel, c| II, e| author.
    245
    1
    0
    a| Alleghany County / c| Samuel Hale II and Paul Linkenhoker on behalf of the Alleghany Historical Society.
    264
      
    1
    a| Charleston, South Carolina : b| Arcadia Publishing, c| [2017]
    300
      
      
    a| 127, [1] pages : b| illustrations ; c| 24 cm.
    336
      
      
    a| text b| txt 2| rdacontent
    337
      
      
    a| unmediated b| n 2| rdamedia
    338
      
      
    a| volume b| nc 2| rdacarrier
    490
    0
      
    a| Images of America.
    505
    0
      
    a| Introduction -- Early Alleghany County -- Community development -- Industry and railroads -- Recreational opportunities -- Fire and rescue -- Schools -- Present and future.
    520
      
      
    a| "Alleghany County was formed in 1822 from parts of Botetourt, Bath, and Monroe Counties. The area was settled in 1746, and by the early part of the 19th century, a number of settlements and large farms were operating locally. Covington, Clifton Forge, Iron Gate, Longdale, Selma, Low Moor, and other small communities developed, and the natural resources in the area led to the establishment of several industrial operations. The raliroad came to Selma in 1857, and after the Civil War, the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad was completed to Huntington, West Virginia. The abundance of timber, rich deposits of iron ore, and accessibility to rails, rivers, and streams contributed to industrial growth. Brickyards, lumber mills, tanneries, iron smelters, and agricultural operations attracted other businesses and industries, bringing rapid growth to the area. In Covington, the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company built a mill in 1889. Ever since, the company has served as the county's economic mainstay." -- From cover.
    590
      
      
    a| SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original pictorial paper covers. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2018/2019.
    651
      
    0
    a| Alleghany County (Va.) x| History v| Pictorial works.
    651
      
    0
    a| Alleghany County (Va.) x| Social life and customs v| Pictorial works.
    650
      
    7
    a| Manners and customs. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01007815
    651
      
    7
    a| Virginia z| Alleghany County. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01221757
    655
      
    7
    a| History. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01411628
    655
      
    7
    a| Pictorial works. 2| fast 0| (OCoLC)fst01423874
    700
    1
      
    a| Linkenhoker, Paul, e| author.
    710
    2
      
    a| Alleghany Historical Society.
    830
      
    0
    a| Images of America.
    994
      
      
    a| Z0 b| VA@
    596
      
      
    a| 10
    999
      
      
    a| F232 .A5 H35 2017 w| LC i| X031777456 l| STACKS m| SPEC-COLL t| RAREBOOK

Availability

Google Preview

Library Location Map Availability Call Number
Special Collections Special Collections N/A Available