The Proposed Mine and the Community
- Careytown is an African American community founded by former slaves freed after the civil war, and still owned by their descendants.
- Barboursville, designed by Thomas Jefferson, was the home of Governor James Barbour. It is now the site of
- Deane Farm has been owned by the Deane family since 1914.
- The house at Burlington was constructed in 1851 for James Barbour Newman, nephew of Governor James Barbour. The house
and farm are under a permanent preservation easement given to the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
- The Brownland was founded by J. Albert Brown, a former slave who bought his freedom. After eight generations, his descendants still live in the house
- The Fitzhugh family enjoys a view of rolling farmland and beautiful mountains.
- Horton Cellars, founded in 1992, is a large part of the community's burgeoning tourist economy.
- The Capelle family moved to Barboursville in 2000. They had plans to found a business here, but the proposed mine may have
ended that dream.
- The Spencer family has a beautiful, quiet home. The proposed mine would be just beyond their back door.
- Old Barboursville Road (Rt. 738) is a serene residential street. General Shale plans to send 16,200 dump trucks per year through this neighborhood.
- Barboursville lies at one end of the Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District, honored in the National Register of Historic Places.
- To get a sense of the number of taxpayers who are concerned about the proposed mine, see this Tax Map.