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County at a Glance - Calhoun Calhoun County


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History1,2: Created in 1856 from Gilmer County and named for John C. Calhoun, eminent statesman of South Carolina. In early years, the county seat was located in Arnoldsburg, Brooksville, and at the mouth of Pine Creek.
Area (square miles)1: 280.20
County Seat1: Grantsville
Population (1990)1: 7,885
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: petroleum, natural gas, lumber, Rubber Crafters and B. F. Goodrich-Engineered Products Group, Sav-A-Tool, Inc., hay and grain, livestock, poultry, dairying

Coal Facts and Figures3

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 251,017,114 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 Figures4

   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 = 4,231,728 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 1,858
      Average Production = 2,277.6 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 95,407 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 333
      Average Production = 286.5 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 = 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)]

4 Information Source = West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP); data have undergone a cursory quality check by the WVGES


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