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County at a Glance - Tyler Tyler County


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History1,2: Created from Ohio County in 1814 and named in honor of John Tyler, eighth Governor of Virginia and father of John Tyler, tenth President of the United States. The world's greatest gas well, "Big Moses," producing 100,000,000 cubic feet of gas per day, was drilled in Tyler County in 1894.
Area (square miles)1: 260.12
County Seat1: Middlebourne
Population (1990)1: 9,796
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: glass and glassware, chinaware and pottery, petroleum, natural gas, chemicals, dairying, poultry
Public Recreation Areas3: Conaway Run Wildlife Management Area, The Jug Wildlife Management Area

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 948,133,232 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 0 tons
      Estimated Loss = 0 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 474,066,616 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 = 2,514,907 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 430
      Average Production = 5,848.6 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 339,146 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 74
      Average Production = 4583.1 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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