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County at a Glance - Jefferson Jefferson County


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History1,2,3: Formed from Berkeley County in 1801 and named for Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States. Harpers Ferry, lowest point in the state (elevation 247 feet), is in Jefferson County.
Area (square miles)1: 212.41
County Seat1: Charles Town
Population (1990)1: 35,926
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: cement and road material, clothing, paper, boxboard, lumber, brass, limemarl, dolomite, fertilizer, fruit, livestock, hay and grain, dairying
Public Recreation Areas3: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, James Rumsey Historical Monument, Shannondale Springs 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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