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Near Alta in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Maxon Sand

 
 
Maxon Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 14, 2019
1. Maxon Sand Marker
Inscription.  The resistant Droop Sandstone in this quarry is the “Maxon Sand” of the driller, and shows southerly dipping cross laminations. This Sand yields oil and natural gas at depths of over 1000 feet in southern and central West Virginia.
 
Erected 1963 by the W. Va. Centennial Committee of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry and the West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 37° 52.76′ N, 80° 34.174′ W. Marker is near Alta, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is at the intersection of Midland Trail (West Virginia Route 60) and Delta Road 7 (Local Route 60/70), on the right when traveling east on Midland Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crawley WV 24931, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew & Charles Lewis March (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sam Black Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Fort Donnally / Border Heroes (approx. 3.7 miles away); Greenbrier Ghost (approx. 3.8 miles away); Unknown Soldiers/ Gen. Lewis' Trace
Maxon Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 14, 2019
2. Maxon Sand Marker
The bridge in the distance is the overpass over Interstate 64. There is no entrance or exit to that expressway here.
(approx. 4.4 miles away); Battle of Tuckwiller's Hill (approx. 6½ miles away); Rupert (approx. 7.4 miles away); Pontiac's War/Welsh Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alta.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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