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Dunloup Creek has its source in the northern part of [[Raleigh County]] and flows in a northwestern direction for 3.2 miles to the Raleigh-[[Fayette County]] Line at Price Hill. Just north of this point, it deflects to the northeast, in which direction it flows for about 2.5 miles to just south of Dunloup, where it deflects to the northwest, flowing in that direction for about 1.8 miles to Sun, where it again makes a sharp turn to the northeast and flows in a general northeasterly direction to [[New River]], emptying into the latter at Thurmond. Its entire length is 15.6 miles. Its fall from source to [[Price Hill, West Virginia|Price Hill]] is about 625 feet in 3.2 miles, or 195 feet to the mile. From Price Hill to [[Thurmond, West Virginia|Thurmond]], the fall is about 740 feet in 12.4 miles, or 59.7 feet to the mile. Scenic [[Dunloup Creek Falls]] is located along this latter leg.
 
Dunloup Creek has its source in the northern part of [[Raleigh County]] and flows in a northwestern direction for 3.2 miles to the Raleigh-[[Fayette County]] Line at Price Hill. Just north of this point, it deflects to the northeast, in which direction it flows for about 2.5 miles to just south of Dunloup, where it deflects to the northwest, flowing in that direction for about 1.8 miles to Sun, where it again makes a sharp turn to the northeast and flows in a general northeasterly direction to [[New River]], emptying into the latter at Thurmond. Its entire length is 15.6 miles. Its fall from source to [[Price Hill, West Virginia|Price Hill]] is about 625 feet in 3.2 miles, or 195 feet to the mile. From Price Hill to [[Thurmond, West Virginia|Thurmond]], the fall is about 740 feet in 12.4 miles, or 59.7 feet to the mile. Scenic [[Dunloup Creek Falls]] is located along this latter leg.
  
Three railroads built rail lines along the course of Dunloup Creek at the turn of the 20th century. The Loup Creek Branch of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O) was opened between [[Thurmond, West Virginia|Thurmond]] and [[MacDonald, West Virginia|Macdonald]] in 1894. The Kanawha, Glen Jean & Eastern Railway (KGJ&E) completed its line  between [[Glen Jean, West Virginia|Glen Jean]] and [[Tamroy (historical), West Virginia|Tamroy]] in about 1905. At about the same time, the White Oak Railroad's rail line between Price Hill Junction and a mine at [[Price Hill, West Virginia|Price Hill]] was completed.  
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Three railroads built rail lines along the course of Dunloup Creek at the turn of the 20th century. The [http://wva-usa.com/history/mthope/loupckbr.php Loup Creek Branch] of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O) was opened between [[Thurmond, West Virginia|Thurmond]] and [[MacDonald, West Virginia|Macdonald]] in 1894. The Kanawha, Glen Jean & Eastern Railway (KGJ&E) completed its line  between [[Glen Jean, West Virginia|Glen Jean]] and [[Tamroy (historical), West Virginia|Tamroy]] in about 1905. At about the same time, the White Oak Railroad's rail line between Price Hill Junction and a mine at [[Price Hill, West Virginia|Price Hill]] was completed.  
  
 
The Deepwater Railway (which later became the Virginian Railway) originally planned to follow the course of Dunloup Creek between [[Glen Jean, West Virginia|Glen Jean]] to the mouth of the creek in [[Raleigh County]].  The company's plans were dropped in 1895 when the railroad's survey crew arrived at [[Glen Jean, West Virginia|Glen Jean]] only to find a survey crew from another railroad, the [http://wvrailroads.net/index.php/Glen_Jean,_Lower_Loup_%26_Deepwater_Railroad Glen Jean, Lower Loup and Deepwater Railroad], plotting the route of a rail line into the town.
 
The Deepwater Railway (which later became the Virginian Railway) originally planned to follow the course of Dunloup Creek between [[Glen Jean, West Virginia|Glen Jean]] to the mouth of the creek in [[Raleigh County]].  The company's plans were dropped in 1895 when the railroad's survey crew arrived at [[Glen Jean, West Virginia|Glen Jean]] only to find a survey crew from another railroad, the [http://wvrailroads.net/index.php/Glen_Jean,_Lower_Loup_%26_Deepwater_Railroad Glen Jean, Lower Loup and Deepwater Railroad], plotting the route of a rail line into the town.

Revision as of 16:23, 12 April 2013

Dunloup Creek has its source in the northern part of Raleigh County and flows in a northwestern direction for 3.2 miles to the Raleigh-Fayette County Line at Price Hill. Just north of this point, it deflects to the northeast, in which direction it flows for about 2.5 miles to just south of Dunloup, where it deflects to the northwest, flowing in that direction for about 1.8 miles to Sun, where it again makes a sharp turn to the northeast and flows in a general northeasterly direction to New River, emptying into the latter at Thurmond. Its entire length is 15.6 miles. Its fall from source to Price Hill is about 625 feet in 3.2 miles, or 195 feet to the mile. From Price Hill to Thurmond, the fall is about 740 feet in 12.4 miles, or 59.7 feet to the mile. Scenic Dunloup Creek Falls is located along this latter leg.

Three railroads built rail lines along the course of Dunloup Creek at the turn of the 20th century. The Loup Creek Branch of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O) was opened between Thurmond and Macdonald in 1894. The Kanawha, Glen Jean & Eastern Railway (KGJ&E) completed its line between Glen Jean and Tamroy in about 1905. At about the same time, the White Oak Railroad's rail line between Price Hill Junction and a mine at Price Hill was completed.

The Deepwater Railway (which later became the Virginian Railway) originally planned to follow the course of Dunloup Creek between Glen Jean to the mouth of the creek in Raleigh County. The company's plans were dropped in 1895 when the railroad's survey crew arrived at Glen Jean only to find a survey crew from another railroad, the Glen Jean, Lower Loup and Deepwater Railroad, plotting the route of a rail line into the town.


1925 map of coal mines in the Dunloup Creek section of the New River Coal Field
1915 map of coal operations and company towns in the Dunloup Creek watershed
Map showing Dunloup Creek and vicinity
   
Dunloup Creek, below Harvey, WV