The story of New River Gorge is the combined stories of the many people who lived and died here. Each left something behind that contributes to the rich cultural history of this unique place.
Colonel Joseph Beury established the town of Quinnimont and was the operator of the first coal mine in the New River Gorge. more...
Mary Draper Ingles
The story of Mary Draper Ingles' capture by the Shawnees and subsequent journey to freedom along the New River is one of the great stories of survival and endurance. more...
Carter G. Woodson
Last updated: September 14, 2017