Mannington in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Mannington / Flaggy Meadow
Flaggy Meadow. One mi. south at Flaggy Meadows is site of the first oil well in the Mannington field, drilled 11 Oct. 1889. Location was scientifically verified by geologist I. C. White (1848–1927) using the anticlinal theory. Oil and gas boom sparked industrial growth in Mannington. Also at Flaggy Meadow is uncommon round barn built by Amos Hamilton in 1912 at cost of $1,900.
Erected 1984 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mannington WV 26582, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Swinging Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mannington Municipal Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chief Amos Andrews Morris (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hamilton Round Barn (approx. 0.7 miles away); Indian Raid (approx. 4.4 miles away); Waitman T. Willey (approx. 4.6 miles away); Farmington Disaster (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mannington.
Regarding Mannington / Flaggy Meadow. In geology, an anticline is an upwards fold of rock. The anticlinal theory theorized that since oil rises above water, it would rise through porous rock and sands until stopped by non-porous rock and would collect at the highest point of an anticline. Drill into an anticline where oil is known to exist and you will find a pool of oil to extract.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,251 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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