The records of Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company contain deeds, correspondence, transcripts of court cases, titles and maps reflecting mineral and timber rights owned by the company and its associates, companies in Johnson and Carter Counties in Tennessee. The other companies include Doe Mountain Mining and Improvement and Doe Valley Association.
The books contain records dated from 1790 to 1966. The bulk of the material is clustered around 1835-1895 and 1948-1966.
The collection is divided into four series: Series 1, Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company Records, 1826-1948; Series 2, Doe Mountain Mining and Improvement Company Records, 1792-1948; Series 3, Doe Valley Association Records, 1790-1948; and Series 4, Miscellaneous Papers, 1836-1966.
Method of Acquisition
The records of Virginia Iron, Coal & Coke Company were donated to the Archives of Appalachia on 19 February 1985 by Bob Shirley.
The following items have been removed from the collection and placed in oversized storage.
1. Survey Map of Dry Run Mountain in Johnson County, Tennessee, For Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company, 1924.
2. Map of Johnson County, Tennessee, For Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company, Track No. for property, undated.
S. Ottinger and Ed Speer completed processing and the records were opened for research in August 1987.