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County at a Glance - Boone Boone County


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History1,2: Formed in 1847 from parts of Kanawha, Cabell, and Logan counties and named for Daniel Boone, noted hunter and explorer, whose home was in the great Kanawha Valley from 1789 to 1795.
Area (square miles)1: 506
County Seat1: Madison
Population (2000)1: 25,535
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: coal, lumber, natural gas, tobacco, strawberries
Public Recreation Areas3: Fork Creek Wildlife Management Area

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 8,142,970,465 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 682,233,784 tons
      Estimated Loss = 454,822,523 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 4,203,548,495 tons

   Coal Production, 1995
      Total Production = 25,069,369 tons
         Production from Underground Mines = 18,169,695 tons
         (Number of Underground Mines = 67)
            Conventional =    237,176 tons
              Continuous = 13,582,750 tons
                Longwall =  4,349,769 tons
                   Other =          0 tons
         Production from Surface Mines =      6,899,674 tons
         (Number of Surface Mines = 17)


Gas and Oil Facts and Figures5

   NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING DATA ARE PRELIMINARY VALUES--
   NOT ALL 1995 DATA HAVE BEEN REPORTED AND
   NOT ALL 1995 DATA HAVE BEEN QUALITY CHECKED.

   Gas Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 4,967,985 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 747
      Average Production = 6,650.6 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 139 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 3
      Average Production = 46.3 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 cursory quality check by the WVGES


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