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Near Harman in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Big Lime and Big Injun

 
 
Big Lime and Big Injun Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
1. Big Lime and Big Injun Marker
Inscription.  The Greenbrier Limestone in the quarry represents the “Big Lime and Big Injun Sand” of the driller. Fish-egg like (oölitic) zones in the “Big Lime” and the basal sandy formation, the “Big Injun,” produce oil and natural gas in West Virginia.
 
Erected 1963 by the West Virginia Historic Commission and sponsored by the W. Va. Centennial Committee of the Oil and Natural Gas industry.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Resources. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 55.683′ N, 79° 31.437′ W. Marker is near Harman, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 32 north of U.S. 33, on the left when traveling north. It is at the intersection of Main Street extended (County Road 32/5) and Route 32. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harman WV 26270, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Tory Camps / Seneca Trail
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(approx. 2½ miles away); Pendleton County / Randolph County (approx. 3.9 miles away); John Wolford (approx. 5 miles away); In Memory of Michael A. Beckelhimer and Frank H. Conway (approx. 9 miles away); An 1800’s Garden! (approx. 10.3 miles away); A Melting Pot House (approx. 10.3 miles away); Sites Homestead (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harman.
 
Also see . . .  Oil and Gas Museum, Parkersburg, WV. “Both oil and natural gas were discovered in western Virginia by the first explorers in the mid-1700s. George Washington acquired 250 acres in what is now West Virginia because it contained an oil and gas spring. This was in 1771, making the father of our country the first petroleum industry speculator.” (Submitted on July 20, 2008.) 
 
Big Lime and Big Injun Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
2. Big Lime and Big Injun Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,277 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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