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County at a Glance - Cabell Cabell County


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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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