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County at a Glance - Gilmer Gilmer County


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History1,2: Formed in 1845 from parts of Lewis and Kanawha counties, and named for Thomas Walker Gilmer. Thomas Gilmer served as Governor of Virginia from 1840 to 1841, a representative in Congress, and Secretary of the Navy in President Tyler's cabinet.
Area (square miles)1: 342.40
County Seat1: Glenville
Population (1990)1: 7,669
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: petroleum, natural gas, coal, lumber, hay and grain, livestock, poultry, dairying
Public Recreation Areas3: Cedar Creek State Park

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 1,019,245,455 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 14,043,433 tons
      Estimated Loss = 14,043,433 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 495,579,295 tons

   Coal Production, 1995
      Total Production = 32,190 tons
         Production from Underground Mines = 32,190 tons
         (Number of Underground Mines = 1)
            Conventional =      0 tons
              Continuous = 32,190 tons
                Longwall =      0 tons
                   Other =      0 tons
         Production from Surface Mines =          0 tons
         (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 = 8,903,134 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 2,526
      Average Production = 3,524.6 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 122,846 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 845
      Average Production = 145.4 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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