By Samuel Hale II,Dr. Paul Linkenhoker

ISBN-10: 1467124354

ISBN-13: 9781467124355

ISBN-10: 1540214214

ISBN-13: 9781540214218

Alleghany County used to be shaped in 1822 from components of Botetourt, tub, and Monroe Counties. the realm used to be settled in 1746, and by means of the early a part of the nineteenth century, a few settlements and massive farms have been working in the neighborhood. Covington, Clifton Forge, Iron Gate, Longdale, Selma, Low Moor, and different small groups built, and the usual assets within the quarter ended in the institution of numerous commercial operations. The railroad got here to Selma in 1857, and after the Civil struggle, the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad was once accomplished to Huntington, West Virginia. The abundance of bushes, wealthy deposits of iron ore, and accessibility to rails, rivers, and streams contributed to commercial progress. Brickyards, lumber generators, tanneries, iron smelters, and agricultural operations attracted different companies and industries, bringing fast progress to the realm. In Covington, the West Virginia Pulp and Paper corporation equipped a mill in 1899. Ever because, the corporate has served because the county�s financial mainstay.

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