Mannington in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mannington / Flaggy Meadow
Flaggy Meadow. One mi. south at Flaggy Meadows is site of the first oil well in the Mannington field, drilled 11 Oct. 1889. Location was scientifically verified by geologist I. C. White (1848–1927) using the anticlinal theory. Oil and gas boom sparked industrial growth in Mannington. Also at Flaggy Meadow is uncommon round barn built by Amos Hamilton in 1912 at cost of $1,900.
Erected 1984 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Location. 39° 31.524′ N, 80° 19.956′ W. Marker is in Mannington, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 250) and Meadow Avenue, on the right when traveling south on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mannington WV 26582, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Indian Raid (approx. 4.4 miles away); Waitman T. Willey (approx. 4.6 miles away); Farmington Disaster (approx. 4.6 miles away); Coon’s Fort (approx. 6.8 miles away); Barrackville Covered Bridge (approx. 8.9 miles away); Marion County / Wetzel County (approx. 9.3 miles away); First Father’s Day Service (approx. 10.3 miles away); The Colonel George S. “Spanky” Roberts, USAF Memorial Bridge (approx. 10.4 miles away).
Regarding Mannington / Flaggy Meadow. In geology, an anticline is an upwards fold of rock. The anticlinal theory theorized that since oil rises above water, it would rise through porous rock and sands until stopped by non-porous rock and would collect at the highest point of an anticline. Drill into an anticline where oil is known to exist and you will find a pool of oil to extract.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,151 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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