Virginia Canal and River Atlas Series

February 2007

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For more recent information see THE AMERICAN CANAL GUIDE, Part 5 (1992) on the ACS web site, and the following publications including the Virginia river atlases published by the Virginia Canals & Navigations Society. The atlases are detailed studies at USGS 7-1/2' topo map scale of each river's canals, navigation structures, mills and historic sites. To order, see www.batteau.org. THESE ARE VOLUNTEER PROJECTS OF THE VIRGINIA CANALS & NAVIGATIONS SOCIETY. Contact: Bill Trout, Bill@vacanals.org , 252-482-5946

General:

RIVER BOAT ECHOES: BATTEAUX IN VIRGINIA, Minnie Lee McGehee (ed.), 77 pp.

Potomac River Watershed:

THE GOOSE CREEK SCENIC RIVER ATLAS, 18 pp., 1994
THE SHENANDOAH RIVER ATLAS, VA & WV, 109 pp., 1997:

Main Stem to its mouth
North Fork Shenandoah
South Fork Shenandoah
North River (of Shenandoah)

See also THE PATOWMACK CANAL: FROM CANAL TO CONSTITUTION, by Lynn D. Howlett, 28 pp., revised 2001

    THE PATOWMACK CANAL: AMERICA'S GREATEST EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT,
                                 by Alexander C. Brown, 16 pp., 1963

Rappahannock River:

THE RAPPAHANNOCK SCENIC RIVER ATLAS, 56 pp., revised 2004

Rappahannock from source to Fredericksburg
The Hazel River Navigation
The Quantico Creek Canal (added in 2004)
The Dragon Swamp Navigation (added in 2004)

James River:

THE JAMES RIVER BATTEAU FESTIVAL TRAIL, 50 pp., revised 2002:

Lynchburg to Richmond, including the James River & Kanawha Canal

FALLS OF THE JAMES ATLAS, 68 pp., 1995:

River and canal details from Bosher’s Dam to tidewater
The Tuckahoe Creek Navigation

THE UPPER JAMES ATLAS, 117 pp., 2001:

The James and the JR&K Canal above Lynchburg
Jackson’s River below Lake Moomaw
Potts’s Creek
Cowpasture River
Craig’s Creek

See also: A GUIDE TO THE WORKS OF THE JAMES RIVER & KANAWHA COMPANY
                      FROM THE CITY OF RICHMOND TO THE OHIO RIVER, 37 pp., revised 2002.

THE MAURY RIVER ATLAS, 28 pp., 1992

THE RIVANNA SCENIC RIVER ATLAS, 37 pp., Revised 2002

THE SLATE AND WILLIS’S RIVERS ATLAS, 52 pp., 1994 and Deep Creek & Salle’s Creek Navigation

Appomattox River:

THE APPOMATTOX RIVER ATLAS, 57 pp., revised 2003:
                 From Farmville to the James including

Lower Appomattox Canal
Upper Appomattox Navigation
Deep Creek
Flat Creek

FALLS OF THE APPOMATTOX ATLAS, 85 pp., 1996:
                 Details of river and canals from Lake Chesdin Dam to tidewater

See also APPOMATTOX RIVER SEA STORIES, Reminiscences of the last Appomattox River Batteauman, 100 pp., 1992.

THE GLORIOUS ADVENTURE, the hilarious account of a 1904 expedition down the Appomattox, by G.L. English, 32 pp., 1993, Nancy Trout (ed.).

Chowan River Watershed

THE BLACKWATER, NOTTOWAY and MEHERRIN RIVERS ATLAS, 90 pp., 2006

Blackwater River up to Zuni
Nottoway River up to Cut Banks Bridge
Meherrin River up to Emporia
Chowan River, all in North Carolina

Dismal Swamp Region, VA & NC:

THE GREAT DISMAL ATLAS, 152 pp., 1998:

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and its canals
Dismal Swamp Canal
Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal
Kempsville Canal
London Bridge – West Neck Creek Canal
North West Canal and River
Elizabeth River
Pasquotank River

Roanoke River Region:

THE DAN RIVER ATLAS, 104 pp., 2003:

Dan River from Stokes Co. NC to its mouth
Smith's River Navigation
Banister River

Western Virginia:

THE NEW RIVER ATLAS, 147 pp., 2003:

New River in NC, VA & WV
Greenbrier River, WV

 

ATLASES IN PROGRESS:

THE ROANOKE/STAUNTON RIVER ATLAS, c.200 pp., 2004:

Roanoke (Staunton) river from the forks to Albemarle Sound
The Roanoke Canal
Cashie River
Blackwater River
Pigg River
Unfinished Junction Canal from the Roanoke to Farmville

THE POTOMAC RIVER ATLAS, VA, WV & MD:

The Potomac from the Fairfax Stone to Alexandria (Including C&O, Patowmack, and Alexandria canals)

THE POTOMAC RIVER BRANCHES:

Patterson Creek, WV
South Branch Potomac River, WV
Little Cacapon, WV
Great Cacapon, WV
North River (of Great Cacapon), WV
Opequon Creek, WV
Conococheague River, MD
Antietam Creek, MD
Monocacy River, MD

THE MATTAPONI AND PAMUNKEY RIVERS ATLAS

THE CHICKAHOMINY SCENIC RIVER ATLAS

THE HOLSTON, CLINCH AND POWELL’S RIVERS ATLAS, VA & TN

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Revised 12/13/09