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Near Davis in Tucker County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Salt Sands

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
1. Salt Sands Marker
Inscription.  The resistant Homewood and Conoquenessing sandstones, the “Salt Sands” of the driller, form the Canyon Walls and Blackwater Falls. These sands produce oil and natural gas in West Virginia and commercial brines on the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers.
 
Erected 1963 by W. Va. Centennial Committee of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry and West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 6.763′ N, 79° 28.936′ W. Marker is near Davis, West Virginia, in Tucker County. Located on the trail from Falls Parking to the Blackwater Falls viewing area. Parking lot is on Canyon Point Road off County Road 29/Blackwater Falls Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Davis WV 26260, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boardwalk to the Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); Porte Crayon (within
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
2. Salt Sands Marker
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shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of All American Veterans (approx. 1.4 miles away); Davis (approx. 1˝ miles away); Coketon Colored School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Engineering Building (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Company Store (approx. 2.4 miles away); Thomas Underground (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Davis.
 
Also see . . .  Blackwater Falls State Park. (Submitted on October 26, 2013, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
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By Roger Dean Meyer, October 12, 2008
3. Blackwater Falls
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2013, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on October 26, 2013, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.

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