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County at a Glance - Hampshire Hampshire County


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History1,2: Oldest county in West Virginia. Formed from parts of Frederick and Augusta counties (Virginia) in 1754 and named for the English shire of the same name.
Area (square miles)1: 641.44
County Seat1: Romney
Population (1990)1: 16,498
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: lumber, wood creosoting, sheep, fruit, hay, grain, livestock
Public Recreation Areas3: Edwards Run Wildlife Management Area, Hawk Recreation Area, Nathaniel Mountain Public Hunting Area, Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Springfield Wildlife Management Area

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 0 tons

   Coal Production, 1995
      Total Production = 0 tons
      Number of Underground Mines = 0
      Number of Surface Mines = 0


Gas and Oil Facts and Figures5

   Gas Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 0 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 0
      Average Production = 0 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 quality check by the WVGES


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