County at a Glance - Pocahontas Pocahontas County

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History1,2: Established in 1821 from parts of Bath, Pendleton, and Randolph counties (Virginia) and named for Pocahontas, the Indian princess.
Area (square miles)1: 942.61
County Seat1: Marlinton
Population (1990)1: 9,008
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: lumber, tannery (sole leather), livestock, potatoes, oats, maple sugar, honey, poultry
Public Recreation Areas3: Beartown State Park, Bird Run Recreation Area, Calvin W. Price State Forest, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Cranberry Back Country, Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, Greenbrier River Trail, Handley Wildlife Management Area, Old House Run Recreation Area, Pocahontas Recreation Area, Seneca State Forest, Watoga State Park

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 508,644,743 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 5,343,041 tons
      Estimated Loss = 3,562,027 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 299,843,805 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 = 0 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 quality check by the WVGES

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