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County at a Glance - Taylor Taylor County


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History1,2: Created in 1844 from parts of Harrison, Barbour, and Marion counties and named for Senator John Taylor, distinguished soldier and statesman of Carolina County, Virginia.
Area (square miles)1: 177.19
County Seat1: Grafton
Population (1990)1: 15,144
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: coal, Georgia-Pacific Corp., Rex-Hide Corp., West Virginia Plastics, Inc., Quality Machine Co., Fourco Glass Co., Live Plants, Inc., Grafton Manufactured Housing, Inc.
Public Recreation Areas3: Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area, Tygart Lake, Tygart Lake State Park, Valley Falls State Park

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 1,327,673,239 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 49,875,190 tons
      Estimated Loss = 49,875,190 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 613,961,430 tons

   Coal Production, 1995
      Total Production = 153 tons
         Production from Underground Mines = 153 tons
         (Number of Underground Mines = 2)
            Conventional =   0 tons
              Continuous = 153 tons
                Longwall =   0 tons
                   Other =   0 tons
         Production from Surface Mines =       0 tons
         (Number of Surface Mines = 3)


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 = 3,816,737 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 466
      Average Production = 8,190.4 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 376 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 4
      Average Production = 94.0 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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