New River Gorge National RiverYou may find it hard to believe that the New River Gorge was once teeming with activity. Coal mining dominated the economy and social structure of the state of West Virginia between 1875 and 1950. During this time over forty coal mining towns were established, grew and ultimately decline in the gorge. As you travel through the park, you will see remnants of this coal mining and railroad heritage in historic railroad depots, bridges, building foundations, and towns. Today, the natural environment of New River Gorge National River is recovering and slowly overgrowing the remains of the mining companies, homes, and towns that once lined the gorge.
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|Placed By||National Park Service US Department of Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, November 27th, 2016 at 5:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 493327 N 4213588|
|Decimal Degrees||38.07003333, -81.07606667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 4.202', W 81° 4.564'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 4' 12.12" N, 81° 4' 33.84" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 162 Visitor Center Rd, Lansing WV 25862, US|
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