Guide to the Rules and Regulations of the Navigation Company of Coal River, 1874 - 1971

Summary Information

Title: Rules and Regulations of the Navigation Company of Coal River, 1874 - 1971
Collection: AC.342
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

Rules and Regulations of the Navigation Company of Coal River consists of the poster of the Rules and Regulations of the Navigation Company of Coal River and William H. Dean's "Steamboat Whistles on the Coal" from West Virginia History, which details the history of the Navigation Company of Coal River.

Creator: Navigation Company of Coal River

Biographical/Historical Note

Coal River is located in West Virginia. In 1756, it was named for Samuel Cole, who was among its first Caucasian explorers as part of the Big Sandy expedition. It flows from its mouth at Saint Albans to the Great Kanawha for ninteen miles. The left branch going up river is the Big Coal River. Various forms of coal is deposited in its basin.

Navigation of it began in 1855, twenty-five years before the Kanawha River was dammed. In 1849, Virginia issued a charter to the Coal River Navigation Company for navigation construction and was maintained as both a private and public entity. Eight locks and dams were constructed. In 1865, the company was sold to the highest bidder, Navigation Company of the Coal River, at the Kanawha County Courthouse. It ceased operations in 1881.

William H. Dean is a native of St. Albans, West Virginia. He recieved his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1964 from Morris Harvey College, and his Master of Arts degree from Marshall University in 1967. He was a Morris Harvey College history instructor.

Scope and Contents

Rules and Regulations of the Navigation Company of Coal River consists of the poster of the Rules and Regulations of the Navigation Company of Coal River and William H. Dean's "Steamboat Whistles on the Coal" from West Virginia History, which details the history of the Navigation Company of Coal River.

Arrangement

This collection is housed in one archival folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased this collection from Bookworm and Silverfish in August 2006. The accession number is AC.2006.052. It was opened to the public in September 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, September 2006; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, September 2006

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.342: Rules and Regulations of the Navigation Company of Coal River, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Poster, 1877. Folder 1
 William H. Dean's "Steamboat Whistles on the Coal." West Virginia History. Vol. 32, No. 4 (July 1971). Folder 1