WVGES

County at a Glance - Wetzel Wetzel County


Dividing Line

History1,2: Created in 1846 from Tyler County and named for Lewis Wetzel, famous frontier character and Indian fighter.
Area (square miles)1: 360.47
County Seat1: New Martinsville
Population (1990)1: 19,258
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: petroleum, natural gas, glass, glassware, marbles, sand and gravel, cathedral glass, livestock, vegetables, fruit
Public Recreation Areas3: Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 3,321,923,236 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 93,425 tons
      Estimated Loss = 93,425 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 1,660,868,193 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 = 718,795 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 318
      Average Production = 2,260.4 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 43,187 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 82
      Average Production = 526.7 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


WVGES Welcome Page  WV Geology WV Counties

Page last revised: December 5, 2005


Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional