Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Chestnut Ridge people are a mixed-race community residing just northeast of Philippi, Barbour County in north-central West Virginia. They are often called Mayles or Guineas. Some CRP have identified as Melungeon and attended the Melungeon Unions or joined the Melungeon Heritage Association. Many CRP identify themselves as Native American, or as an Indian-white mixed group.