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County at a Glance - Wood Wood County


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History1,2: Formed in 1798 from Harrison County and named in honor of James Wood, Governor of Virginia from 1796 to 1799.
Area (square miles)1: 377.82
County Seat1: Parkersburg
Population (1990)1: 86,915
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: nylon, shovels, tools, plastic, glass, glassware, pharmaceuticals, porcelain, electrical equipment, oil field equipment, steel and metal products, petroleum, dairying, poultry, livestock, fruit, hay and grain
Public Recreation Areas3: Blennerhassett Historical State Park, North Bend Rail Trail

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 0 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 = 336,630 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 204
      Average Production = 1,650.1 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 22,790 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 77
      Average Production = 296.0 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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