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County at a Glance - Doddridge Doddridge County


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History1,2: Created in 1845 from parts of Harrison, Tyler, Ritchie, and Lewis counties. Named for Phillip Doddridge, a distinguished statesman of western Virginia, who spent the greater part of his life in Brooke County, West Virginia. Home county of J. H. Diss Debar, who designed the Great Seal and Coat of Arms of West Virginia.
Area (square miles)1: 321.61
County Seat1: West Union
Population (1990)1: 6,994
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: petroleum, natural gas, lumber, livestock, poultry
Public Recreation Areas3: North Bend Rail Trail

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 1,119,317,757 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 2,790 tons
      Estimated Loss = 1,860 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 671,587,864 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 = 9,145,748 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 1,785
      Average Production = 5,123.7 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 38,867 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 365
      Average Production = 106.5 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 = 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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