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Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Dunkard Sands

 
 
Dunkard Sands Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
1. Dunkard Sands Marker
Inscription.  The Buffalo and Mahoning sandstones, the "Dunkard Sands" of the driller, are exposed in the road cuts and merge to form a great cliff at Raven Rock. They produce oil and natural gas in northern and western West Virginia.
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 35.178′ N, 79° 58.602′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on Smithtown Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26508, 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. West Virginia University (approx. 1.2 miles away); Norman Rossinow (approx. 2.4 miles away); James K. Samuel, Jr. (approx. 2.4 miles away); Patrick Dunn (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Ghost of a Train (approx. 2.4 miles away); Monongalia County War Memorial
Dunkard Sands Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
2. Dunkard Sands Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Ford House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Willey House / Willey Amendment (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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