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Near Augusta in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Oriskany Sand

 
 
Oriskany Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, May 28, 2020
1. Oriskany Sand Marker
Inscription.  The pure massive sandstone forming Hanging Rock is the Oriskany of the driller and geologist. The "Oriskany Sand," an important gas Sand, has produced in excess of a trillion cubic feet of gas in West Virginia.
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 16.021′ N, 78° 32.655′ W. Marker is near Augusta, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is on Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. 50) 0.1 miles east of North River Road (County Road 50/21), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Romney WV 26757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ice Mountain (approx. 3.9 miles away); Fort Edwards (approx. 6.2 miles away); Northwestern Turnpike (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Ken Edmonds Memorial Heritage Trail
Oriskany Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, May 28, 2020
2. Oriskany Sand Marker
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(approx. 6.4 miles away); Forts in Col. George Washington's Chain of Forts Guarding the Eighteenth Century Virginia Froniter (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Fort Comes and Goes (approx. 6.4 miles away); Some French and Indian War Incidents in Hampshire County (approx. 6.4 miles away); Gen. Braddock is Defeated (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Dec. 4, 2022