Virginians built the JR&KC with their hands and their heads. Some worked on the canal, others profited from it, still others dreamt of an idyllic life along its banks. Dive into the lived experience of the JR&KC through the stories of people who lived and worked on the canal.
Blue circles on the map are Canal Lives.
Explore the geography of the JR&KC system. Follow the mainline canal along the James River from Richmond over the mountains. Locate its numerous tributaries, the canalized streams and turnpikes that fed traffic into the system. Learn about the towns and villages that linked the economic infrastructure of canal-era Virginia.
Red circles and lines on the map are components of the JR&KC system.