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County at a Glance - Pleasants Pleasants County


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History1,2: Created in 1851 from Wood, Tyler, and Ritchie counties and named for James Pleasants, Jr., who represented Virginia in the United States Senate and was its Governor of Virginia from 1822 to 1825.
Area (square miles)1: 134.65
County Seat1: St. Marys
Population (1990)1: 7,546
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: Division of American Cyanamid, Cytec, Cabot Corporation, St. Marys Refining Company, Pleasants Power Station, petroleum, poultry, livestock, dairying, hay and grain

Coal Facts and Figures3

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 0 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 87,719 tons
      Estimated Loss = 58,478 tons
      Estimated Recoverable 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 Figures4

   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 = 443,453 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 365
      Average Production = 1,214.9 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 6,491 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 64
      Average Production = 101.4 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 = 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)]

4 Information Source = West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP); data have undergone a cursory quality check by the WVGES


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