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County at a Glance - Wayne Wayne County


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History1,2: Formed from Cabell County in 1842 and named in honor of General Anthony Wayne, of Revolutionary War fame.
Area (square miles)1: 517.88
County Seat1: Wayne
Population (1990)1: 41,636
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: coal, natural gas, lumber, cement and concrete, hay and grain, tobacco, livestock, dairying, poultry, fruit, vegetables, sorghum
Public Recreation Areas3: Beech Fork Lake, Cabwaylingo State Forest, East Lynn Lake

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 1,471,495,778 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 27,269,032 tons
      Estimated Loss = 18,179,355 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 855,628,435 tons

   Coal Production, 1995
      Total Production = 2,827,757 tons
         Production from Underground Mines = 1,598,766 tons
         (Number of Underground Mines = 6)
            Conventional =   278,569 tons
              Continuous = 1,320,197 tons
                Longwall =         0 tons
                   Other =         0 tons
         Production from Surface Mines =     1,228,991 tons
         (Number of Surface Mines = 1)


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 = 3,351,586 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 789
      Average Production = 4,247.9 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 5,179.0 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 26
      Average Production = 199.2 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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