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County at a Glance - Lincoln Lincoln County


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History1,2: Formed in 1867 from parts of Cabell, Putnam, Kanawha, and Boone counties and named in honor of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States.
Area (square miles)1: 437
County Seat1: Hamlin
Population (1990)1: 21,382
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: petroleum, natural gas, lumber, tobacco, corn, potatoes
Public Recreation Areas3: Big Ugly Wildlife Management Area, Hilbert Wildlife Management Area

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 1,770,813,665 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 6,925,981 tons
      Estimated Loss = 4,617,321 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 1,055,562,218 tons

   Coal Production, 1995
      Total Production = 5,185 tons
         Production from Underground Mines = 5,185 tons
         (Number of Underground Mines = 1)
            Conventional =     0 tons
              Continuous = 5,185 tons
                Longwall =     0 tons
                   Other =     0 tons
         Production from Surface Mines =         0 tons
         (Number of Surface Mines = 1)


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 = 6,882,908 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 1,540
      Average Production = 4,469.4 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 68,306 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 262
      Average Production = 260.7 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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