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Near Reedsville in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cow Run Sand

 
 
Cow Run Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
1. Cow Run Sand Marker
Inscription. The massive sandstone, the “Cow Run Sand” of the driller, is the Saltsburg Sandstone and was used in construction near here. It produces oil and natural gas at depths of about 600 feet in northwestern West Virginia.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission, and sponsored by the W. Va. Centennial Committee of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry. (Marker Number H-3.)
 
Location. 39° 30.618′ N, 79° 45.876′ W. Marker is near Reedsville, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 7 just east of Indian Rock Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reedsville WV 26547, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Arthurdale” (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Arthurdale (approx. 2.9 miles away); Kingwood (approx. 4.9 miles away); Preston County Courthouse (approx. 4.9 miles away); Price's Tavern (approx. 4.9 miles away); “The Pines” (approx. 4.9 miles away); Albright (approx. 6.5 miles away); Dunkard Bottom (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Categories. Natural Resources
 
Cow Run Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
2. Cow Run Sand Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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