County at a Glance - Doddridge
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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