Wyoming County Museum

 Hieroglyphics

 

Very Preliminary Plan as of 4/9/12

Rural Appalachian Improvement League, Inc.

 

COAL HERITAGE TRAIL OF NEW COMMERCE INITIATIVE

 

Approaching Beckley traveling southward exit on Robert C Byrd Drive (Rt. 16) southbound and you are on the Coal Heritage Trail of New Commerce.  Families living along the CHTNC have taken on the task of building a new economy.   Although most of the coal camps have disappeared or have been grossly modified one can tell from the photographs a once clean and prosperous industry existed in the hollows of the Appalachian coalfields.  Many families now living in the coalfields must return to the lifestyle that supported their ancestors and couple that with the culture that was spawned by the coal industry to find new and sustainable ways to support themselves.  Above sites are now in place or under study to entice tourists traveling I 77 & I 64 to detour onto the Coal Heritage Trail for a scenic tour and purchase crafts and specialty farm products.

 

 

 

McAlpin RD

 

Barkers Creek

 

Experimental Farm/Orchard

 

WW 1 Memorial

 

Bramwell

 

Pocahontas, VA

 

Virginia Coal Heritage Trail

 

Prison

 

Ashland

 

Guyandotte

 River Park

 

Wyco

 

Twin Falls

 

Arboretum

 

Stotesbury