NUTTALLBURG AREA Of WV

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The above photo doesnt look like much. But once you dig down deep, you begin to see the us community of Red Ash WV,  just across the river from Nuttleburg and upriver from the New River Gorge Bridge.

See a very large photo HERE.  Be aware that the photo is almost 4 megs in size.



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The Stover Coal Co., New River Smokeless Coal & Mary Francis Coal were on this side at one time or another.

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The community of Nuttallburg, which began when enterprising Brit John Nuttall relocated from Pennsylvania and initiated a successful mining operation in the early 1870s, later went by the wayside.

The mining community was known as Nuttallburg, but the station established there by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O) was named "Nuttall" and the station on the opposite side of New River was named South Nuttall. The Nuttallburg post office was established in 1873, and was moved to Winona in the mid-1950s.

In 1919, historical accounts say, industrialist Henry Ford began developing a kinship with the Mountain State. Ford purchased the Nuttallburg mine that year and began its revitalization. Ford made further investments in coming years.

The Nuttallburg Mine had finally played out by the mid-1950s.

A majority of the equipment used to extract coal during the Ford era and beyond is still in place. 'The interesting thing about Nuttallburg is that there is a complete mining colliery still on site. That includes the mine portal, tracks, a conveyor, the tipple and other portions of equipment.

Nearby, are remnants of the Keeneys Creek branch line, and a C&O spur line envisioned by John Nuttall  are still visible, as well. Very few places nationwide still have as much equipment in place. Normally, what is left behind are coal camps and administrative buildings.

The Nuttallburg property, acquired by the park service in 1998.

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Nuttallburg Trestle

Back in the early 70s, my friend Danny Davidson  explored Nuttallburg when only Jeeps and dirt bikes could make the trip and crossing old trail trestles was the only way down.


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