Tobacco is very extensively cultivated in the vicinity.
Cattlebreeding is extensively practised.
Turnips were hand-hoed and extensively employed in feeding sheep and cattle.
Vines are extensively cultivated on the low levels, and a variety of domestic trades are prosecuted in the villages.
The Alleghany Plateau consists of nearly horizontal beds of limestone, sandstone and shales, including important seams of coal; inclines slightly toward the north-west, and is intricately dissected by extensively branching streams into a maze of narrow canyons and steep-sided hills.