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County at a Glance - Putnam Putnam County


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History1,2: Created in 1848 from parts of Kanawha, Mason, and Cabell counties and named in honor of General Israel Putnam, New England soldier and patriot.
Area (square miles)1: 350.57
County Seat1: Winfield
Population (1990)1: 42,835
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: coal, chemicals, tobacco, hay and grain, livestock, dairying

Coal Facts and Figures3

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 433,090,336 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 21,622,860 tons
      Estimated Loss = 14,415,240 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves =238,231,342 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 = 2,966,546 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 589
      Average Production = 5,036.6 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 566 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 11
      Average Production = 51.5 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 = 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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