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Near Franklin in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Devonian Shale

 
 
Devonian Shale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. Devonian Shale Marker
Inscription.  The carbonaceous shale exposed in the quarry is the Marcellus brown and black shale of the driller. it yields large amounts of natural gas in southern West Virginia.
 
Erected by West Virginia Historic Commission (Sponsored by West Virginia Centennial Committee of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry).
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Resources. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 37.266′ N, 79° 20.652′ W. Marker is near Franklin, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker is on U.S. 220, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin WV 26807, 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. Confederate Prayer Service (approx. ¼ mile away); McCoy House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pendleton County World War I Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Franklin (approx. 1.6 miles away); Destruction of Saltpeter Works (approx. 1.9 miles
Devonian Shale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. Devonian Shale Marker
away); Trout Rock Fort (approx. 1.9 miles away); Murder of Ambrose Meadows (approx. 4.2 miles away); Propst Lutheran Church (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  Marcellus Shale. Article describing the geologic formation and the natural gas collected from the deposits. (Submitted on August 16, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Shale in the Nearby Outcropping image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
3. Shale in the Nearby Outcropping
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 711 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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