County at a Glance - Wirt
History1,2: Formed in 1848 from Wood and Jackson counties
and named for William Wirt of Maryland, who gained fame as an author, orator,
and lawyer in his adopted state of Virginia.
Area (square miles)1: 234.41
County Seat1: Elizabeth
Population (1990)1: 5,192
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: lumber,
petroleum, hay and grain, livestock, poultry, dairying
Public Recreation Areas3: Hughes River Wildlife Management
Coal Facts and Figures4
Coal Reserve Summary
Original Mineable Reserves = 22,302,720 tons
Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 0 tons
Estimated Loss = 0 tons
Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 11,151,360 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 = 451,339 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
Well Count = 229
Average Production = 1,970.9 Mcf
Oil Production, 1995
Total Reported Production = 19,466 barrels (bbl)
Well Count = 141
Average Production = 138.1 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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