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

Dunkard Sands

 
 
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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.
 
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 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Ford House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Monongalia Arts Center (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Dunkard Sands Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
2. Dunkard Sands Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 303 times since then. 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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