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Ansted in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Salt Sand

 
 
Salt Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 11, 2010
1. Salt Sand Marker
Inscription.  The sheer cliffs of Nuttall sandstones forming the walls of the New River Gorge are the "Salt Sands" of the driller. These sands produce oil and natural gas in West Virginia and commercial brines on the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers.

Sponsored by the W. Va. Centennial Committee of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 7.281′ N, 81° 7.111′ W. Marker is in Ansted, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (U.S. 60) near Orchard Street. This marker is located at Hawk's Nest State Park Lodge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ansted WV 25812, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hawk’s Nest Tunnel (approx. half a mile away); Hawk’s Nest (approx. half a mile away); Hawk's Nest Tunnel Disaster
Hawk's Nest State Park Lodge image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 11, 2010
2. Hawk's Nest State Park Lodge
(approx. half a mile away); "Contentment" (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Contentment (approx. 0.9 miles away); New Haven Veterans' Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); Jackson's Mother (approx. 1˝ miles away); Westlake Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ansted.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,038 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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