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County at a Glance - Mason Mason County


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History1,2: Formed in 1804 from the western portion of Kanawha County and named for George Mason, author of the Constitution of Virginia and a member of the convention that framed the Constitution of the United States.
Area (square miles)1: 445.75
County Seat1: Point Pleasant
Population (1990)1: 25,178
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: electric power, coal, polyester resins, plastic film, flame retardant plasticizers, synthetic hydraulic fluids and lubricants, jet aircraft lubricants, salt and brine, hay and grain, tobacco, livestock, dairy products, poultry, fruit, vegetables
Public Recreation Areas3: Chief Cornstalk Wildlife Management Area, Clifton F. McClintic Wildlife Station, Point Pleasant Battle Monument State Park

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 339,976,480 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 19,198,708 tons
      Estimated Loss = 19,198,708 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 150,789,532 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 = 306,651 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 124
      Average Production = 2,473.0 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 4,588 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 28
      Average Production = 163.9 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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