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Kaymoor Mine, New River Gorge National River, West Virginia

Bonita J. Mueller

Kaymoor Mine, New River Gorge National River, West Virginia

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Interior, National Park Service, Denver Service Center in [Denver, Colo .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kaymoor (W. Va.),
  • Kaymoor Mine (W. Va.),
  • New River Gorge National River (W. Va.),
  • West Virginia,
  • Kaymoor,
  • Kaymoor.
    • Subjects:
    • Coal mines and mining -- West Virginia -- Kaymoor -- History.,
    • Historic sites -- West Virginia -- Kaymoor.,
    • Kaymoor (W. Va.) -- Antiquities.,
    • Kaymoor Mine (W. Va.),
    • New River Gorge National River (W. Va.) -- Antiquities.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Bonita J. Mueller.
      ContributionsUnited States. National Park Service. Denver Service Center.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF249.K39 M84 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 133, 143 p. :
      Number of Pages143
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL407963M
      LC Control Number98108893


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Kaymoor Mine, New River Gorge National River, West Virginia by Bonita J. Mueller Download PDF EPUB FB2

Kaymoor. Started by the Low Moor Coal Company in the late s, Kaymoor One was one of the largest and most productive coal operations in the gorge. From tominers produ, tons of coal from Kaymoor One. Passengers near the top of the haulage at Kaymoor. The Miners. Development concept plan: Kaymoor, New River Gorge National River, West Virginia (SuDoc I /3:N 42/8) [U.S.

Dept of Interior] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Development concept plan: Kaymoor, New River Gorge National River, West Virginia (SuDoc I Author: U.S. Dept of Interior. Get this from a library.

West Virginia book Kay Moor, New River Gorge National River, West Virginia. [Sharon A Brown; United States. National Park Service.] Print book: National government publication: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: # Coal mines and mining--West Virginia--Kaymoor--History\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema.

Adventures on the Gorge - Leading the World Outdoors. Located on the rim of the New River Gorge, West Virginia's Premier Whitewater Rafting Resort When you're find with just basic amenities, but need a little more space, the Kaymoor Suites is the choice for you.

KAYMOOR GOAL MINE HAER NO. WVNew- River Gorge National River Fayetteville vicinity Fayette County West Virginia PHOTOGRAPHS' REDUCED COPIES OF MEASURED DRAWINGS WRITTEN HISTORY AND DESCRIPTIVE DATA Historic American Engineering Record National Park Service Department of the Interior Washington, D.C.

Kaymoor Miners Trail, Fayetteville: Address, Kaymoor Miners Trail Reviews: /5. New River Gorge Bridge (1,) mi. Bridges. New River Gorge () mi. West Virginia book Formations.

Endless Wall Trail If you're starting at Kaymoor top to hike down to the mine site, be prepared for a /5(37). Today it is much easier to get to Kaymoor, one of the historic centerpieces of the New River Gorge National River.

That designation covers 53 miles of the river acres in south-central West Virginia. There were actually two Kaymoors at the No. 1 mine: Kaymoor Top at the canyon rim and Kaymoor Bottom by the river.

Adventures on the Gorge - Leading the World Outdoors. Located on the rim of the New River Gorge, West Virginia's Premier Whitewater Rafting Resort When all you need is a comfortable bed to sleep in after an adrenaline-fueled day, the Kaymoor cabins are waiting for you.

They are simple, cozy, and best of all, affordable. Behind it is the ruins Kaymoor Mine the lamphouse and mine office. (May image by author) The Kaymoor preparation plant (tipple).

This isn't the original tipple, but one built in the s when the unwieldly named New River & Pocahontas Consolidated Coal Co.

took over operations. (Feb. image by author) View of the plant and rail West Virginia book. Development Concept Plan, June Kaymoor, New River Gorge National River, West Virginia (Classic Reprint) [United States National Park Service] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Excerpt from Development Concept Plan, June Kaymoor, New River Gorge National River, West Virginia It was determined that the National Park Service's preferred alternative is not a. Kaymoor, also called Kay Moor, West Virginia was a coal camp that operated from to The town was actually built in two sections, Kaymoor Top and Kaymoor Bottom.

Most of the remains of Kaymoor that can be seen today are from Kaymoor Bottom, and it’s come to be regarded as perhaps the most beautiful abandoned town in West Virginia. Kaymoor Steps, Fayetteville, West Virginia. 81 likes 16 talking about this were here.

National Park. Jump to. Sections of this page. Album Kaymoor Mine. New River Gorge National River.5/5(77). Old mining towns in New River Gorge - West Virginia Forum. United States ; West Virginia (WV) West Virginia Travel Forum; Search. Browse all 2, West Virginia topics» Old mining towns in New River Gorge Watch this Topic.

Browse forums; All. Browse by destination. United States Forums; My husband and I hiked the Kaymoor mine trail a few. At miles, Kaymoor is the longest trail in the New River Gorge Recreation area.

The path isn't particularly difficult to travel as it winds high along the mountainsides, offering awesome views of the gorge below. The way is made up of railroad beds, old forest roads, and single track trails.

FAYETTEVILLE, West Virginia ― My first on-land visit to historic Kaymoor was before trails David Arnold led me on a killer bushwhacking hike in the meter-deep New River Gorge. Get this from a library. Kay Moor, New River Gorge National River, West Virginia.

[Sharon A Brown; United States. National Park Service.]. West Virginia's Kaymoor Mine, governed by the National Park Service, is one of the popular day hikes in New River Gorge. Reasons for any hike vary from reaching a final destination, finding a cache, or enjoying the scenery along the way.

Kaymoor Rock Climbing. View Area Map» All of the crags within the New River Gorge proper are on national parklands, and drone use is prohibited here.

the population of Southern West Virginia is unusually vulnerable to this virus, health facilities are limited, and it is very possible that outside visitors could spread Covid here.

Date: September 2, Contact: Mark Bollinger, Glen Jean, West Virginia, September, —The slope above a portion of the Kaymoor Trail in New River Gorge National River has become unstable, forcing the park to temporarily close the trail from the Wolf Creek Trailhead at Highway 82 (Fayette Station Road) to the Kaymoor Miners Trail.

"Numerous trees and rocks are falling on. The Kaymoor Miners' trail (located on Kaymoor Road a few miles from Fayetteville, WV in the New River Gorge national recreation area) is a very strenuous hike from the gorge rim level down to the New River.

The first part of the hike (1/3 mile in length) is a gravel, rocky, root /5(37). The Kaymoor Trail runs parallel to the New River between Fayetteville and Cunard in the National Park Service’s New River Gorge National River.

Much of the stunning trail follows old roads and dormant rail beds, although the southern half is significantly more challenging to cyclists and hikers.5/5(3). Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, James Kay, Low Moor Iron Company, New River & Pocahontas Consol.

Coal Company, Berwind-White Corporation, Jeremy Morris, Scott Daley, Kevin McClung, and Danny Bonenberger. Kaymoor Coal Mine, South side of New River, upstream of New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, Fayette County, WV. Fayette. The General Management Plan for New River Gorge National River identified Kaymoor - a mine and company townsite - as a focal point for the interpretation of early coal mining technology in the New River Gorge.

Sincea substantial amount of research has been done that confirms Kaymoor's value as an important historic resource. In this video we explored the abandon Kaymoor coal mines located in the New River Gorge National Recreational Area. There's a lot of uphill & down hill on this trail.

This difficult trail descends from the top of the New River Gorge down to the ruins of the old mining town Kaymoor. Kaymoor was on old West Virginia coal mining town that thrived in the early 's until it was abandoned in the 's.5/5(1).

Kaymoor had been established in by the Low Moor Iron Company and named for its first superintendent, James Kay, a pioneering coal operator in southern West Virginia. Kaymoor was actually two villages—one located at the top of the New River Gorge and the other at river level—creating two culturally different communities.

New River Gorge Visitor Center, Overlooks and Fayetteville West Virginia and Kaymoor mine trail. New River Gorge Bridge and Kaymor Mine Trail head. Hiking New River Gorge West Virginia.

Photo, Print, Drawing Kaymoor Coal Mine, South side of New River, upstream of New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, Fayette County, WV Drawings from Survey HAER WV About this Item View. The New River Gorge Bridge is the longest steel arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere and stands feet over the New River.

Near the Bridge is Fayetteville, a unique little town noted for its history and eclectic dining. Also surrounding the Bridge is the New River Gorge National River. This National Recreation Area offers numerous hiking.

While the mining and energy industries have changed, there are some evocative relics from those tough, thankless jobs. And if you’d like to put yourselves in the shoes of an earlyth-century coal miner, even for just a day, there’s no better way than to hike down the Kaymoor Miners Trail, in the New River Gorge.

Hiking trip report, map, and photos for Kaymoor Mine via Kaymoor and Fayetteville Loop, located in New River Gorge National River, West Virginia. This is a mile out-and-back hike with cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about hours to complete.2/5(10).

The Kaymoor Trail runs parallel to the New River between Fayetteville and Cunard in the National Park Service’s New River Gorge National River. Much of the stunning trail follows old roads and dormant rail beds, although the southern half is significantly more challenging to cyclists and hikers.

The Lower New River cuts through the Appalachian Plateau in West Virginia and meets the Gauley River to form the Kanawha River. The ' deep gorge with sandstone cliffs is a National River and managed by the National Park Service with tons of opportunities nearby for rock climbing, hiking, and of course paddling.

This section of river is fairly remote, but used to have a huge coal mining. Kaymoor is a long hike, either horizontally along the river, or vertically a half mile into the Gorge. Nuttallburg seems to be a better preserved coal mining ghost town, but is it reachable by car.

Probably not as it, too, is on the floor of the Gorge next to the New River. Bob DowningWINONA, : Nuttallburg is more than a little isolated.

It is, quite literally, at the end of a long and winding road. Nuttallburg is a ghost town, what remains of an old coal camp deep in the heavily wooded New River Gorge National River in south-central West Virginia.

The mine, tapping the 3½-foot-thick Sewell coal seam, was once owned by Detroit industrialist Henry Ford. The ruins of the New River Gorge carry memories of a past that once thrived on the early mining industry.

More than 60 mining towns sprouted in this region, and they still stand today as a testament to West Virginia’s economic, political and social history with coal. You can take yourself back in time by walking through these lost communities.

The Kaymoor Miners Trail allows visitors access to one of many historic coal mining sites in the New River Gorge. Descend along the trail from the parking area until the trail intersects with the Kaymoor Trail, at which point the remnants of the Kaymoor mine time to enjoy the rich mining history at this site, before traveling down a steep wooden staircase to the remnants of the /5(6).

Southern W. Virginia; New River Gorge National River; Previous Next. All Photos The Kaymoor Trail connects Cunard and Fayetteville. It's mostly a flat old road in generally reasonable condition, which connects to a host of other trails in the area, as well as bypasses the historic mine site at Kaymoor.

as well as bypasses the historic. Click on book cover see more. Book Excerpts Below. Best Easy Day Hikes New River Gorge. ISBN: B00BPRSJDM. With this book in hand and willing feet you can explore the New River Gorge. No matter where you go, the trails in this book will enhance your outdoor experience and leave you appreciating the natural splendors of West Virginia.

Enjoy. Kaymoor was sold on March 1,to the New River Pocahontas Coal Company. The new owner, a huge international company, shipped Kaymoor coal to the Virginia coast to fuel naval and merchant marine vessels.

Life in Kaymoor resembled that of other coal towns. Miners were recruited from near and far, bringing diverse ethnic and racial groups. - Explore visitwv's board "Nuttallburg - New River Gorge", followed by people on Pinterest.

See more ideas about New river gorge, New river and West virginia vacation pins. Hiking To This Remote Geological Wonder In West Virginia Is Like Traveling To Another Planet.

Despite its name, West Virginia’s New River is actually among the oldest rivers on the continent. And not only is it home to some of the country’s best whitewater rafting, but it’s also an absolutely amazing area for hikers.A section of a popular trail at New River Gorge National River in West Virginia has been closed for the forseeable future due to erosion problems.

Park officials say the slope above a portion of the Kaymoor Trail has become unstable, forcing the park to temporarily close the trail from the Wolf Creek Trailhead at Highway 82 (Fayette Station Road) to the Kaymoor Miners Trail.