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Near Davis in Tucker County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Salt Sands

 
 
Salt Sands Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 12, 2008
1. Salt Sands Marker
Inscription. The resistant Homewood and Conoquenessing sandstones, the “Salt Sands” of the driller, form the Canyon Walls and Blackwater Falls. These sands produce oil and natural gas in West Virginia and commercial brines on the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers.
 
Erected 1963 by W. Va. Centennial Committee of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry and West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 39° 6.763′ N, 79° 28.936′ W. Marker is near Davis, West Virginia, in Tucker County. Click for map. Located on the trail from Falls Parking to the Blackwater Falls viewing area. Parking lot is on Canyon Point Road off County Road 29/Blackwater Falls Road. Marker is in this post office area: Davis WV 26260, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coketon Colored School (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Blackwater (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fairfax Stone (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fairfax Stone (approx. 5.7 miles away); John Wolford (approx. 8.5 miles away); Hoye ~ Crest (approx. 8.6 miles away in Maryland); Corrick's Ford Battle (approx. 10.7 miles away); Williams v. Board of Education Case (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Salt Sands Marker with trail steps. image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 12, 2008
2. Salt Sands Marker with trail steps.
 Blackwater Falls State Park. (Submitted on October 26, 2013, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Blackwater Falls image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 12, 2008
3. Blackwater Falls
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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