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County at a Glance - Grant Grant County


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History1,2: Created from Hardy County in 1866 and named for General Ulysses Simpson Grant.
Area (square miles)1: 478
County Seat1: Petersburg
Population (1990)1: 10,428
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: machinery, printing, polymers, electric power, coal, ladies garment manufacturing, lumber, livestock, hay and grain, poultry, fruit, maple sugar
Public Recreation Areas3: Big Bend Recreation Area, Fairfax Stone Historical Monument, Seneca Rocks Unit (Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area)

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 969,014,155 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 87,264,082 tons
      Estimated Loss = 58,176,055 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 494,144,411 tons

   Coal Production, 1995
      Total Production = 3,610,515 tons
         Production from Underground Mines = 2,948,641 tons
         (Number of Underground Mines = 2)
            Conventional =         0 tons
              Continuous =   330,850 tons
                Longwall = 2,617,791 tons
                   Other =         0 tons
         Production from Surface Mines =       661,874 tons
         (Number of Surface Mines = 7)


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 = 502,558 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 20
      Average Production = 25,127.9 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 0 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 0
      Average Production = 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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