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

The H.L. Snyder Presentation is a photocopy of a presentation Mr. Snyder, an attorney in Charleston, made in January 2000 about mountain top removal.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Harper's Ferry Postcard is a black and white 24" x 6" panoramic postcard depicting Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, circa 1911. It illustrates the Canal, the Potomac River, the West Virginia-Maryland Bridge, the Shenandoah River, and the Virginia side.

0.01 linear feet (1 oversize folder)

The Hartzog Family Papers is a collection of materials from the Wiley Hartzog family of Boone, North Carolina. Wiley Hartzog ran a construction company and built houses in Watauga County, North Carolina. Hartzog was also the Boone postmaster. This collection contains information about Boone's house and building construction business, family life, Boone United Methodist Church, and Appalachian State University.

20.0 linear feet (33 boxes, 3 half sized boxes, 1 oversize)

The Highlander Center Records contains information about the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tennessee as well as materials related to the Appalachian region, mostly gathered for a land study in the early 1980s. Also included are articles, papers, legislation information, and other materials about coal mining and other natural resource utilization and abuse.

86.25 linear feet (83 boxes)

The Horton Family Papers are a collection of documents accumulated by the Horton family of Watauga County, North Carolina. Jonathan Horton and James Crittenden Horton generated most documents.

1 linear foot (2 boxes)

The J.W. Shelbourne Farm Map is a 26" x 30" polished linen map of J.W. Shelburne's farm in Montgomery County, Virginia, dated 1926.

2.5 linear feet (1 folder)

The Jack Grayson Farm Survey is a 23 x 20" survey of the Jack Grayson farm of Bland County, Virginia. This map is an example of early nineteenth century surveying and provides information about land ownership.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)