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County at a Glance - Hancock Hancock County


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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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