Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia

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Headwaters of the Big Coal River

A map showing places of interest along the headwaters of the Big Coal River in southern West Virginia. Whitesville Pettus Eunice Cherry Pond Mountain Marsh Fork (Coal River) Hazy Creek Bailey Mountain Bradley Mountain Shumate's Branch Pettry Bottom Clay's Branch Drews Creek Peachtree Creek Peachtree Ridge Sandlick Creek Birchton Montcoal Stickney Edwight Sundial Naoma Friendly View Arnett Birch Fork Ellis Creek Brushy Fork Marfork Packsville Dry Creek Rock Creek Righthand Fork Lefthand (Buffalo) Fork Stockingleg Fork Dorothy Colcord Copper's Cliff Sycamore Creek Rock Creek Knob Workman's Creek Clear Creek Horse Creek Tom's Hollow Jarrold's Valley Leevale Rockhouse Creek Clear Fork Ameagle Fulton Creek White Oak Creek Artie Toney's Fork Buffalo Fork Kayford Mountain Kayford Mountain Coal River Mountain Coal River Mountain Coal River Mountain Coal River Mountain

The maps for this site are based on U.S.G.S. topographic quads and which were notated in field interviews conducted between 1994 and 1999. Dave Bailey, Woody Boggs, Ben Burnside, Ed Cantley, Tony Dickens, Paul Fitzwater, Ivan Jarrell, Ricky Meadows, Howard Miller, Elbert Pettry, Wesley Scarbrough, and Rocky Turner helped fill out the quads with local names, and their accounts of places and origins of names may be heard by clicking on a number of the creeks with side hollows. Ben Burnside, Woody Boggs, and Ricky Meadows provided supplementary sketches as well. Tom Suzuki transformed the sketches and the annotated quads into these maps, which were modified (10/2000) for navigational purposes.