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Spencer in Roane County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Spencer

 
 
Spencer Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
1. Spencer Marker
Inscription. Visited, 1771, by Jesse Hughes, Indian fighter and scout. In 1812, named Tannerís Cross Roads for Samuel Tanner. To the west on the Marcellus Hart farm is the deepest oil or gas well east of the Mississippi River, 9104 feet.
 
Location. 38° 48.109′ N, 81° 21.042′ W. Marker is in Spencer, West Virginia, in Roane County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 33), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. It is in front of the Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Spencer WV 25276, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col. Ruby G. Bradley (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); U. S. Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); Roane County / Jackson County (approx. 9.3 miles away); Rathbone Well (approx. 13.2 miles away); Burning Springs Oil Field (approx. 13.3 miles away); First County Court (approx. 14 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spencer.
 
Regarding Spencer. The Marcellus Shale Formation that lies under most of West Virginia was not named for the Marcellus Hart farm, but for
Main Street in Spencer and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
2. Main Street in Spencer and Marker
a distinctive outcrop near the village of Marcellus, New York.
 
Also see . . .  Marcellus Shale - Appalachian Basin Natural Gas Play. This article contains maps and a description of the Marcellus oil and gas deposit. “The Marcellus Shale, also referred to as the Marcellus Formation, is a Middle Devonian-age black, low density, carbonaceous (organic rich) shale that occurs in the subsurface beneath much of Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. Small areas of Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia are also underlain by the Marcellus Shale.” (Submitted on December 4, 2008.) 
 
Additional keywords. Blue Star Memorial Highway
 
Categories. Natural ResourcesPolitical Subdivisions
 
Nearby Blue Star Memorial Highway image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
3. Nearby Blue Star Memorial Highway
Route 33 through Spencer is a Blue Star Memorial Highway. “A tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America.” These non-historical markers are a project of the National Garden Clubs and this particular one was “sponsored by West Virgiia Garden Club, Inc., in cooperation with West Virginia Division of Highways, Roane County Commission, City of Spencer and Hill & Hollow Garden Club.”
Courthouse Bell image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
4. Courthouse Bell
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,130 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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