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County at a Glance - Tucker Tucker County


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History1,2: Formed in 1856 from Randolph County and named for Henry St. George Tucker, an eminent jurist and statesman of Virginia.
Area (square miles)1: 421.67
County Seat1: Parsons
Population (1990)1: 7,728
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: Parsons Footware, Kingsford Charcoal, Hinchcliff Lumber Co., coal, lumber, potatoes, maple sugar, buckwheat, livestock
Public Recreation Areas3: Blackwater Falls State Park, Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Dolly Sods Scenic Area, Fairfax Stone Historical Monument, Fernow Experimental Forest, Horseshoe Recreation Area, Red Creek Recreation Area

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 486,964,209 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 64,114,390 tons
      Estimated Loss = 64,114,390 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 179,367,715 tons

   Coal Production, 1995
      Total Production = 127,713 tons
         Production from Underground Mines =   0 tons
         (Number of Underground Mines = 0)
            Conventional = 0 tons
              Continuous = 0 tons
                Longwall = 0 tons
                   Other = 0 tons
         Production from Surface Mines = 127,713 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 = 418,306 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 17
      Average Production = 24,606.2 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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