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Near Wardensville in Hardy County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Oriskany Sand

 
 
Oriskany Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
1. Oriskany Sand Marker
Inscription.  The massive sandstone forming the cliff is the Oriskany of the driller, and the geologist. The "Oriskany Sand", an important gas sand, has produced in excess of a trillion cubic feet of gas in West Virginia.
 
Erected 1963 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 these topic lists: Natural FeaturesNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 3.372′ N, 78° 43.54′ W. Marker is near Wardensville, West Virginia, in Hardy County. Marker is on Old State Highway 55, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wardensville WV 26851, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lost and Found (approx. 3.9 miles away); Frémont's Camp (approx. 7.1 miles away); Wardensville (approx. 7.4 miles away); a different marker also named Wardensville
Oriskany Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
2. Oriskany Sand Marker
(approx. 7.4 miles away); Population Center (approx. 7.4 miles away); Lost River (approx. 8.4 miles away); Woodlawn (approx. 9.4 miles away); James Ward Wood (approx. 10½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wardensville.
 
Nearby Cliffs image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
3. Nearby Cliffs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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