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Near Hunterstown in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand

 
 
Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand Marker
Inscription. This miniature anticline or upfold (Huntersville Arch) in the Tuscarora Sandstone shows the features of the larger structures which produce oil and gas. The "Tuscarora Sand" produces some gas although it is largely unexplored in West Virginia.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission (Sponsored by West Virginia Centennial Committee of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry).
 
Location. 38° 10.941′ N, 80° 0.331′ W. Marker is near Hunterstown, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is on State Highway 39, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located at a bridge over Knapps Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Marlinton WV 24954, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Huntersville (approx. mile away); Huntersville Jail / Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Northwest (approx. 1.7 miles away); Rider Gap (approx. 5.3 miles away); West Virginia / Virginia (approx. 5.3 miles away); Marlinton: Heritage (approx. 5.5 miles away); Marlinton (approx. 5.9 miles away); Natural History and Heritage (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Tuscarora Formation. Wikipedia
Huntersville Arch image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. Huntersville Arch
article discussing the sandstone deposits across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. (Submitted on August 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Natural Resources
 
Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
3. Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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