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History1,2: Created in 1850 from Logan County and named for the Delaware Indian word meaning "large plains."
Area (square miles)1: 507.30
County Seat1: Pineville
Population (1990)1: 28,990
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: coal, natural gas, lumber, livestock, poultry, hay and grain
Public Recreation Areas3: Horse Creek Wildlife Management Area, R.D. Bailey Lake, R.D. Bailey Lake Wildlife Management Area, Twin Falls Resort State Park

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 5,061,292,844 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 537,453,079 tons
      Estimated Loss = 358,302,053 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 2,499,322,627 tons

   Coal Production, 1995
      Total Production = 7,524,012 tons
         Production from Underground Mines = 7,202,902 tons
         (Number of Underground Mines = 36)
            Conventional =    34,262 tons
              Continuous = 3,476,641 tons
                Longwall = 3,691,999 tons
                   Other =         0 tons
         Production from Surface Mines =       321,110 tons
         (Number of Surface Mines = 8)


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 = 12,433,645 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 948
      Average Production = 13,115.7 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 0 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 0
      Average Production = 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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