New PDF release: Alleghany County (Images of America)

By Samuel Hale II,Dr. Paul Linkenhoker

Alleghany County used to be shaped in 1822 from elements of Botetourt, bathtub, and Monroe Counties. the world used to be settled in 1746, and via the early a part of the nineteenth century, a few settlements and massive farms have been working in the community. Covington, Clifton Forge, Iron Gate, Longdale, Selma, Low Moor, and different small groups constructed, and the normal assets within the sector resulted in the institution of numerous commercial operations. The railroad got here to Selma in 1857, and after the Civil warfare, the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad used to be accomplished to Huntington, West Virginia. The abundance of bushes, wealthy deposits of iron ore, and accessibility to rails, rivers, and streams contributed to business development. Brickyards, lumber generators, tanneries, iron smelters, and agricultural operations attracted different companies and industries, bringing speedy progress to the world. In Covington, the West Virginia Pulp and Paper corporation outfitted a mill in 1899. Ever when you consider that, the corporate has served because the county�s financial mainstay.

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