Alleghany County (Images of America) by Samuel Hale II,Dr. Paul Linkenhoker

By Samuel Hale II,Dr. Paul Linkenhoker

Alleghany County used to be shaped in 1822 from elements of Botetourt, bathtub, and Monroe Counties. the world used to be settled in 1746, and by way 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 constructed, and the typical assets within the quarter resulted in the institution of a number of business operations. The railroad got here to Selma in 1857, and after the Civil warfare, 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 swift progress to the world. In Covington, the West Virginia Pulp and Paper corporation equipped a mill in 1899. Ever due to the fact, the corporate has served because the county�s monetary mainstay.

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