Land and Land Use


This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about land and land use, primarily in the Appalachian region. Manuscripts must be used in the Dougherty Reading Room. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email

Manuscript Collections

This collection includes an 1884 deed of land between D.P. Mast and D.B. Dougherty, dated November 6, 1883 and registered February 29, 1884. Also included are four architectural views of J.B. Hagaman's Store, Office and Clinic in Boone, North Carolina, dated June 30, 1950, as well as three architectural prints of J.B. Hagaman's house.

2.01 linear feet(1 folder, 1 oversize folder, 1 tube)

The Dr. R.E. Fortune Papers is a set of records, correspondence, receipts, estate papers, and related materials that deal with Dr. Fortune's medical practice and personal estate in Damascus, Virginia in the 1930s.

0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)

Two copies of a 58" x 19" (147cm x 49cm) plat drawn in 1939 and a flier advertising the sale of lots document the proposed development of the French Court subdivision in Giles County, Va. between the town of Narrows and the Celco Plant, a cellulose acetate manufacturing facility constructed in 1939.

0.5 linear feet (2 rolled storage boxes)

Generalized Geologic Map of Kentucky consists of one 11" x 8" color map of Kentucky illustrating the state's geology and faults.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of three binders with papers and folder maps of exploration of the Standard Pyrites Property in Cherokee County, Georgia; the exploration of the Tallapoosa Mine Area in Haralson County, Georgia; and an Appendix to Little Bob Report, Little Bob, Georgia.

0.75 linear feet (I manuscript and 1 half-sized manuscript boxes)

The Globe (North Carolina) Photographic Map contains two handdrawn maps and six Polaroid photographs of landmarks from the Globe Community in Caldwell County, North Carolina.

1 linear feet (1 box)

The Green Valley Community Park, Inc. Records is a collection of the records, permits, events, photographs, fund-raising, and community involvement that made the park a reality, dating 1985-2013.

4.0 linear feet (6 boxes)