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County at a Glance - Fayette Fayette County


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History1,2: Created in 1831 from parts of Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, and Logan counties, and named in honor of the Marquis de LaFayette. First court held at New Haven, near Ansted.
Area (square miles)1: 666.50
County Seat1: Fayetteville
Population (1990)1: 47,952
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: coal, ferro-alloys, lumber, livestock, dairying
Public Recreation Areas3: Babcock State Park, Hawks Nest State Park, McKendree Wildlife Management Area, Plum Orchard Wildlife Management Area, West Virginia State College 4-H Camp

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 4,420,505,039 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 765,078,233 tons
      Estimated Loss = 510,052,155 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 1,887,224,790 tons

   Coal Production, 1995
      Total Production = 4,294,481 tons
         Production from Underground Mines = 1,916,785 tons
         (Number of Underground Mines = 12)
            Conventional =    55,788 tons
              Continuous = 1,860,997 tons
                Longwall =         0 tons
                   Other =         0 tons
         Production from Surface Mines =     2,377,696 tons
         (Number of Surface Mines = 14)


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 = 3,807,999 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 450
      Average Production = 8,462.2 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 16 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 2
      Average Production = 8.0 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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