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Riverton in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Oriskany Sand

 
 
Oriskany Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jenn Wintermantel, January 20, 2015
1. Oriskany Sand Marker
Inscription.  The massive sandstone across the road is the Oriskany of the driller and geologist. The "Oriskany Sand", an important gas sand, has produced in excess of a trillion cubic feet of gas in West Virginia.
 
Erected 1962 by W. Va. Centennial Committee of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry, West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 44.648′ N, 79° 26.28′ W. Marker is in Riverton, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker is at the intersection of Mountaineer Drive (U.S. 33) and Germany Valley Road (County Route 9), on the right when traveling north on Mountaineer Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Riverton WV 26814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The "Battle" of Riverton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gravesite of John Dolly (approx. 2.3 miles away); Last Union Raid (approx. 3.3 miles away); Germany Valley
Oriskany Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jenn Wintermantel, January 20, 2015
2. Oriskany Sand Marker
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(approx. 3.3 miles away); Spruce Knob (approx. 5.1 miles away); Camp Luther (approx. 5.8 miles away); More Than One Way Up (approx. 7.1 miles away); 10th Mountain Division (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverton.
 
Oriskany Sandstone Across the Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jenn Wintermantel, January 20, 2015
3. Oriskany Sandstone Across the Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Nov. 26, 2022