NAME: Cunard
COUNTY: Fayette
CLIMATE: Cool spring hot summer, cool fall, cold winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Late spring, summer and fall
COMMENTS: Located in the New River Gorge. Here is a good reference link.
REMAINS: Nothing.
Cunard is a present day town where many whitewater rafting trips begin. However there was an early mining operation located at the bottom of the New River Gorge on the South Side Branch of the C&O Railway. The mine operated from around 1894 to 1904 and then in later years by various other compnaies. There were once 65 coke ovens in operation along with at least 65 workers. Eventually the area where most of the workers lived high on the hillside became known as the present day town of Cunard.