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Near Caldwell in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Berea Sand

 
 
Berea Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, August 22, 2014
1. Berea Sand Marker
Inscription.  The massive pebbly sandstone exposed in the cliff is the Berea of the driller and geologist. This sand produces large quantities of oil and natural gas in West Virginia.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 37° 46.394′ N, 80° 22.69′ W. Marker is near Caldwell, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is on Midland Trail (U.S. 60) 1.2 miles west of Harts Run Road (County Road 60/14), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Caldwell WV 24925, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Caldwell: Heritage (approx. 1.4 miles away); Tennis and the Outdoor Swimming Pool (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Springhouse (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Springhouse
Wide view of the Berea Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, August 22, 2014
2. Wide view of the Berea Sand Marker
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(approx. 3.7 miles away); President's Cottage (approx. 3.8 miles away); Greenbrier Military School (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Old White (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Greenbrier Clinic and Project Greek Island (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Geology of the Bedford Shale and Berea Sandstone in the Appalachian Basin. A study of the stratigraphy, sedimentation and paleogeography of rocks of Bedford and Berea age in Ohio and adjacent States (Submitted on August 24, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of cliff when visible (fall, winter, spring) • Can you help?

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May. 24, 2022