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County at a Glance - Pendleton Pendleton County


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History1,2,3: Created in 1788 from parts of Augusta, Hardy, and Rockingham counties (Virginia) and named for Edmund Pendleton, a distinquished statesman and jurist of Virginia. Spruce Knob, the highest point in the state (elevation 4,861 feet), is in Pendleton County.
Area (square miles)1: 696.88
County Seat1: Franklin
Population (1990)1: 8,054
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: lumber, livestock, hay, grain, poultry
Public Recreation Areas3: Brandywine Recreation Area, Camp Run Recreation Area, Seneca Recreation Area, Smoke Hole Recreation Area, Spruce Knob Recreation Area, Spruce Knob Unit and Seneca Rocks Unit (Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation 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 = 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 cursory quality check by the WVGES


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