gem icon Nuttallburg

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Founded in 1870 by John Nuttall, Nuttallburg was one of the first mining sites on the New River Gorge to produce "smokeless coal" - an altered version of coal produced through extensive heating in ovens and rapid cooling in the New River's icy waters. While exploring this area, be sure to view the crumbling remains of the turn-of-the-century coke ovens, club house, and town post office. Lastly, venture over toward the iconic feat of engineering and the trail's namesake: the Nuttallburg Tipple and coal conveyor. Historical placards are abundant in this area, helping visitors transport themselves into Nuttallburg's once vibrant past.

Short Walk: Parking at the Nuttallburg parking area off Keeneys Creek Rd. will provide visitors with a short run-in of a few hundred meters. For those wishing for a longer journey into the heart of Nuttallburg, parking at the Headhouse Trail parking area off Beauty Mountain Rd. This will extend the run in by over a mile.

Family Friendly: Historical artifacts along the trail can be entertaining to view for families with children.

Gem Type: Historic Site

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