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County at a Glance - Wirt Wirt County


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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 Area

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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