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County at a Glance - Harrison Harrison County


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History1,2: Created in 1784 from Monongalia County and named for Benjamin Harrison, distinguished Virginian. Benjamin Harrison was the father of William Henry Harrison, ninth President of the United States, and the great grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, twenty-third President.
Area (square miles)1: 417.85
County Seat1: Clarksburg
Population (1990)1: 69,371
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: glass and glassware, coal, chemicals, petroleum, natural gas, lumber, chinaware, pottery, livestock, hay and grain, poultry, dairying
Public Recreation Areas3: North Bend Rail Trail, Watters Smith Memorial State Park

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 2,172,730,581 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 527,775,446 tons
      Estimated Loss = 527,775,446 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 558,589,845 tons

   Coal Production, 1995
      Total Production = 4,131,648 tons
         Production from Underground Mines = 3,984,180 tons
         (Number of Underground Mines = 8)
            Conventional =         0 tons
              Continuous =   771,189 tons
                Longwall = 3,212,991 tons
                   Other =         0 tons
         Production from Surface Mines =       147,468 tons
         (Number of Surface Mines = 19)


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 = 13,846,928 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 2,183
      Average Production = 6,343.1 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 35,603 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 269
      Average Production = 132.4 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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