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County at a Glance - Logan Logan County


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History1,2: Formed in 1824 from parts of Giles, Tazewell, Cabell, and Kanawha counties (Virginia) and named for Logan, famous Indian chief of the Mingo tribe.
Area (square miles)1: 455.82
County Seat1: Logan
Population (1990)1: 43,032
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: coal, lumber, electric power, livestock, dairying, corn, potatoes
Public Recreation Areas3: Chief Logan State Park

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 8,149,879,105 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 1,251,646,595 tons
      Estimated Loss = 834,431,063 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 3,638,280,868 tons

   Coal Production, 1995
      Total Production = 20,456,867 tons
         Production from Underground Mines = 4,628,247 tons
         (Number of Underground Mines = 52)
            Conventional =    30,915 tons
              Continuous = 4,597,332 tons
                Longwall =         0 tons
                   Other =         0 tons
         Production from Surface Mines =    15,828,620 tons
         (Number of Surface Mines = 29)


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 = 5,624,539 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 621
      Average Production = 9,057.2 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 651 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 2
      Average Production = 325.5 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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