Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Coopers Rock State Forest in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Salt Sand

 
 
Salt Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
1. Salt Sand Marker
Inscription.  The massive pebbly Connoquenessing Sandstone, one of the “Salt Sands”of the driller, forms Coopers Rock. The “Salt Sands” produce oil and natural gas in West Virginia and commercial brines on the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission. Sponsored by the W. Va. Centennial Committee of the oil and natural gas industry.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentIndustry & CommerceNatural FeaturesNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 38.217′ N, 79° 48.824′ W. Marker is in Coopers Rock State Forest, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on County Line Drive (Local Route 73/12) south of Exit 15 (Interstate 68), on the left. It is at the parking lot at the end of the road, near the concession stand. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 61 County Line Drive, Bruceton Mills WV 26525, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker
Salt Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
2. Salt Sand Marker
, measured as the crow flies. The CCC: Creating a Lasting Monument to Conservation (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fueling a Community: The Henry Clay Iron Furnace (approx. 0.9 miles away); Henry Clay Iron Furnace (approx. 0.9 miles away); Henry Clay Furnace (approx. 1.2 miles away); Monongalia County / Preston County (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ice’s Ferry (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of the Birthplace of David Adam Ice (approx. 3.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coopers Rock State Forest.
 
Coopers Rock Overlook image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
3. Coopers Rock Overlook
A View from Coopers Rock Overlook image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
4. A View from Coopers Rock Overlook
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 18, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
Paid Advertisement
Mar. 3, 2021