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VC&NS List of Atlases with Additions and Corrections
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The Shenandoah River Atlas
Shenandoah River, North and South forks, North River (of Shenandoah)
Published by the Friends of the Shenandoah
p.27, left center, at “A mill here?.” In 1997 Butch Eastham of Huntley VA found the mill race, from a fall on Passage Creek over to the mill, called Bucks Mill.
p.56, top right, Riverton Mill Dam was to be removed in 2010. It was used until ca. 1930 for hudropower generation.
p.67, left, the Cliffside Inn is now the Quality Hotel & Conference Center, 1-800-551-2409. (2010)
p.90, col. 3, Wertenbaker should be Wayland
The Goose Creek Scenic River Atlas
Goose Creek, Little River
The Rappahannock Scenic River Atlas
Rappahannock, Hazel, Rapidan, Quantico Creek Canal, Dragon Swamp Navigation
A Guide to The Works of The James River & Kanawha Company, From The City of Richmond to The Ohio River
Automobile guide to the JR&K Canal, JR&K Turnpike, and Kanawha River Navigation
The Upper James Atlas
James River above Lynchburg, Cowpasture, Jackson’s, Potts’s Creek, Craig’s Creek
p.27 the interesting through-truss US 60 bridge was replaced by 2010. There is still no marker at Humpback Bridge with any mention of the JR&K Canal Company which built it.
p.85 Terrible mistake! The photo at upper right is of Hardware Aqueduct. The inscription on the 9th St. bridge is “BUILT AD 1839 BY J.S. KING.”
The Maury River Atlas
Maury (North) River
The James River Batteau Festival Trail
James River from Lynchburg to Richmond, history of the James River Batteau Festival
The Rivanna Scenic River Atlas
Rivanna, and north and south forks
The Slate and Willis’s Rivers Atlas
Slate, Willis’s. Being revised for reprinting, 2012.
The Falls of the James Atlas
James from Bosher’s Dam to tidewater, Tuckahoe Creek
p.8, col. 3, for “Frances T. Willis” read “Edward J. (Jones) Willis.” Info from Robin Willis. Also p. 16, col. 1, and index, p.67.
The Appomattox River
Appomattox River, Deep and Flat Creeks
p.16, a sunken original batteau was found at Stony Point in 2010
The Falls of the Appomattox Atlas
Appomattox from Lake Chesdin to tidewater
Appomattox River Seay Stories
Jim Seay’s river stories
The Glorious Adventure
A voyage down the Appomattox in 1904
The New River Atlas
New River in NC, VA, WV; Greenbrier River
p.34, the “XX” pig may have been from another furnace than Noble (check)
p.43, left, Cherry Creek Cyclery is www.cccyclery.com (also on p.141)
center, 49WY82 should be 44WY82
p.76, col. 3, should be www.summerscvb.com/events
p.77, top, two boats in 1917 (Costa) (not “about 1910”)
p.119, col. 1, John Marshall was the fourth Chief Justice (not the first)
Add to references, The New River Guide, by Bruce Ingram, 2002. See for more good details.
The Dan River Atlas
Dan River, Smith’s River
Need to re-do photos
p.2 col 3, 1812 should be 1815 (?)
p.3 Vance County should be Granville County !
p.33, Averett College should be Averett University
p.50 Roger’s Mill had a 6’ not 6” turbine (?)
p.51 top “OVERLAPS BANISTER p.87”
p.57, right bottom, Clarksville Heritage Foundation is at 109 4th St.
p.83, Lot 9: “Site” not SAite
p.94, Vance County should be Granville County !
The Roanoke/Staunton River Atlas
2006, first printed 2011
Roanoke, Staunton, Blackwater, Pigg, Big Otter, Roanoke Creek, Buffalo Creek (of Appomattox River), Cashie
p.18, bottom, below Bennett’s, read “the Bennett House? (Vogt)”
p.20, under SALEM’S HARBOR, 1829 should be 1828.
p.23, bottom, below WHIRLEY’S MILL, read “A ford crosses the creek on (1930R).”
p.38, bottom, read “MATCHES BLACKWATER RIVER PAGE 139.”
p.52, in the center square, BIG ISLAND should be LONG ISLAND.
p.67, bottom line should read “Which side of the wall was the channel on?”
p.85, top, at Rt.903 should read “EBONY”
p.93, under dwg of aqueduct, should read “Michael Southern” and “ENGINEERING inventory”
p.111, bottom, read “Martin County NC” and “- All Hamilton Quad.”
p.139, reads “MATCHES STAUNTON RIVER PAGE 38” (not 37)
p.150, below Patrick Henry, read “the first board of trustees.”
below Junction Canal, read “Roanoke and Appomattox valleys! (Richard McClintock)”
The Blackwater, Nottoway and Meherrin Rivers Atlas
Blackwater, Nottoway, Meherrin, Chowan, Bennett’s Creek
p.24, Dumpling Island is on the Nansemond River, not on the Blackwater (Darden)
p.62, lower R: The Severn Peanut Co.’s huge peanut dome burned down about 2009 and was replaced by less impressive silos.
p.71, col 3, Chowan College is now Chowan University
p.83, col 3, the Delorme Atlas for Virginia now has county road numbers as well as names!
The above corrections and others have been made to the 2012 edition.
The Great Dismal Atlas
Dismal Swamp Canal, Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal, Washington and Jericho ditches, Cross Canal, North West Canal, Kempsville Canal
p.7, col.1, should be Edith Seiling, not Elizabeth Seiling
p.27,As of 1998, Johnnies Diner is now Peggy’s Country Café, 586 US Hwy 158, Elizabeth city, NC 27909, 252-771-2337. Has it changed since then?
Change to “From here west, US 158…” (not 156)
VC&NS Atlases in Preparation
- THE HOLSTON, CLINCH AND POWELL’S RIVERS ATLAS. Holston, Clinch, Powell’s, Cedar Creek. ETA 2012?
- THE CHICKAHOMINY RIVER ATLAS. Chickahominy from US 1 to the James, with Stran Trout. ETA 2013?
- THE POTOMAC RIVER ATLAS. Potomac River from its source to Alexandria, C&O Canal, Alexandria Canal. With Karen Gray and Dan Guzy. ETA 2014?
- Possibly: THE MATTAPONI AND PAMUNKEY RIVERS ATLAS (Not begun 2011)
West Virginia Atlases
- THE MONONGAHELA RIVER ATLAS including the West Fork Navigation
- THE LITTLE KANAWHA NAVIGATION
- THE GREAT KANAWHA RIVER NAVIGATION, with the COAL RIVER NAVIGATION
- THE GUYANDOTTE RIVER NAVIGATION (called the worst river navigation in America)
- THE BIG SANDY NAVIGATION
Concise guides to sites on these WV rivers are in THE AMERICAN CANAL GUIDE, PART 4: WEST VIRGINIA, KENTUCKY AND THE OHIO RIVER, online on the American Canal Society web site www.americancanals.org.
- The AMERICAN CANAL GUIDE also covers:
PART 1: THE WEST COAST
PART 2: THE SOUTH: NORTH CAROLINA TO FLORIDA
PART 3: THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI AND GULF STATES
PART 5: VIRGINIA, DELAWARE AND MARYLAND
- All can be viewed on www.americancanals.org. Since then, the VA river atlases have been published, with completely updated and corrected information.
North Carolina Atlases
- TO BE PUBLISHED BY THE CAROLINA RIVERS HERITAGE ASSOCIATION With John Hairr
- THE FRENCH BROAD RIVER ATLAS. French Broad in NC and TN (ready to go 2011
- THE CAPE FEAR RIVER ATLAS. Cape Fear, Deep and Haw rivers (ready to go 2011)
- THE YADKIN RIVER ATLAS. Yadkin- Pee Dee in North Carolina (in preparation 2012)