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County at a Glance - Summers Summers County


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History1,2: Formed in 1871 from parts of Monroe, Mercer, Greenbrier, and Fayette counties and named in honor of George W. Summers, a prominent jurist of Kanawha County.
Area (square miles)1: 367.76
County Seat1: Hinton
Population (1990)1: 14,204
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: lumber, livestock, hay and grains
Public Recreation Areas3: Bluestone Lake, Bluestone Wildlife Management Area, Bluestone State Park, Pipestem Resort State Park

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 18,678,528 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 530,772 tons
      Estimated Loss = 353,848 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 10,676,345 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 = 15,710 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 1
      Average Production = 15,710.0 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 cursory quality check by the WVGES


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