County at a Glance - Cabell
History1,2: Created in 1809 from Kanawha County, and named in
honor of William H. Cabell, Governor of Virginia from 1805 to 1808. County
seat moved from Cabellsville to Huntington in 1887.
Area (square miles)1: 285.95
County Seat1: Huntington
Population (1990)1: 96,827
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products:1 glass
and glassware, alloys of nickel and its products, railway and mine cars,
clothing, steel rails, chemicals, shoes, lumber and its products, natural
gas, tobacco, dairying, fruit, poultry, sorghum
Public Recreation Areas3: Beech Fork State Park, Mill Creek
Wildlife Management Area
Coal Facts and Figures4
Coal Reserve Summary
Original Mineable Reserves = 44,167,156 tons
Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 0 tons
Estimated Loss = 0 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
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 = 948,035 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
Well Count = 328
Average Production = 2,890.4 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 cursory quality check by the WVGES
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