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County at a Glance - Brooke Brooke County


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History1,2: Created in 1797 from part of Ohio County and named in honor of Robert Brooke, Governor of Virginia from 1794 to 1796.
Area (square miles)1: 92.50
County Seat1: Wellsburg
Population (1990)1: 26,992
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: sheet steel and tin plant, sheet metal and tin containers, plastic containers, coal, paper bags and boards, tar and chemicals, electric power, glass and glassware, dairying, fruit
Public Recreation Areas3: Castleman Run Wildlife Management Area

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 360,000,000 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 113,123,000 tons
      Estimated Loss = 113,123,000 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 66,877,000 tons

   Coal Production, 1995
      Total Production = 1,051,098 tons
         Production from Underground Mines = 1,051,098 tons
         (Number of Underground Mines = 2)
            Conventional =       0 tons
              Continuous = 192,875 tons
                Longwall = 858,223 tons
                   Other =       0 tons
         Production from Surface Mines =             0 tons
         (Number of Surface Mines = 2)


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 - 1995: D. E. Holmes (ed.), Chapman Printing, vol. 77, p. 731-846.

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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