County at a Glance - Hancock
History1,2: Smallest county in the state. Created from
Brooke County in 1848 and named for John Hancock, first signer of the
Declaration of Independence.
Area (square miles)1: 88.55
County Seat1: New Cumberland
Population (1990)1: 35,233
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: iron
and steel including tin plate, chrome plate, hot and cold rolled, galvanized,
and structural shapes and piling; chinaware, pottery, brick and fire clay;
sheet metal; tin products; apples, dairying, livestock
Public Recreation Areas3: Tomlinson Run State Park
Coal Facts and Figures4
Coal Reserve Summary
Original Mineable Reserves = 500,000,000 tons
Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 3,340,986 tons
Estimated Loss = 3,340,986 tons
Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 246,659,014 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 = 2,318 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
Well Count = 7
Average Production = 331.1 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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