County at a Glance - Berkeley
History1,2: Second oldest county in West Virginia. Created
in 1772 from the northern third of Frederick County, Virginia, and named for
Norborne Berkeley (Baron de Botetourt), Colonial Governor of Virginia from
1768 to 1770.
Area (square miles)1: 324.78
County Seat1: Martinsburg
Population (2000)1: 75,905
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1:
clothing, cement and road materials, General Motors, Dupont, World Kitchens, W. Va.
Air National Guard, Verizon, Guardian Fiberglass, Quad Graphics, Sino Swearingen Tiger
Aircraft, S. Schwab Company's Ralph Lauren Children's Wear Distribution facility, Parcel
Direct, Orgill, Inc., Ecolab, fruit, vegetables, hay and grain, dairying, livestock, poultry
Public Recreation Areas3: Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management
Area, Widmeyer Wildlife Management Area
Coal Facts and Figures4
Coal Reserve Summary
Original Mineable Reserves = 0 tons
Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 246 tons
Estimated Loss = 246 tons
Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 0 tons
Coal Production, 1995
Total Production = 0 tons
Number of Underground Mines = 0
Number of Surface Mines = 0
Gas and Oil Facts and Figures5
Gas Production, 1995
Total Reported Production = 0 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
Well Count = 0
Average Production = 0 Mcf
Oil Production, 1995
Total Reported Production = 0 barrels (bbl)
Well Count = 0
Average Production = 0 bbl
1 Information Source = Counties in West Virginia Blue Book - 2001:
Darrell E. Holmes (ed.), Chapman Printing, vol. 83, p. 777-891.
2 Information Source = New Descriptive Atlas of West Virginia: 1933,
Clarksburg Publishing Company, 64 p.
3 Information Source = Departmental, Statistical, and General
Information in West Virginia Blue Book - 1995:
D. E. Holmes (ed.), Chapman Printing, vol. 77, p. 953-1038.
4 Information Source = Statistical Section in Annual Report
and Directory of Mines - 1995, West Virginia Office of
Miners' Health, Safety, and Training, July 1996, p. 23-66. [Note: Original
Mineable Reserves from the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES)]
5 Information Source = West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP); data have undergone a quality check by the WVGES
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