Spencer in Roane County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural Resources • Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1771.
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. It is in front of the Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spencer WV 25276, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col. Ruby G. Bradley (a few steps from this marker); Capture of Spencer (within shouting distance of 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 Roane County / Jackson County (approx. 9.3 miles away); Pocatalico River (approx. 11.6 miles away); Population Center (approx. 12.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 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
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,279 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.