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Near Wardensville in Hardy County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oriskany Sand

 
 
Oriskany Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
1. Oriskany Sand Marker
Inscription. The massive sandstone forming the cliff is the Oriskany of the driller, and the geologist. The "Oriskany Sand", an important gas sand, has produced in excess of a trillion cubic feet of gas in West Virginia.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission (Sponsored by West Virginia Centennial Committee of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry).
 
Location. 39° 3.372′ N, 78° 43.54′ W. Marker is near Wardensville, West Virginia, in Hardy County. Marker is on Old State Highway 55, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wardensville WV 26851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lost and Found (approx. 3.9 miles away); Frémont's Camp (approx. 7.1 miles away); Wardensville (approx. 7.4 miles away); a different marker also named Wardensville (approx. 7.4 miles away); Population Center (approx. 7.4 miles away); Lost River (approx. 8.4 miles away); Woodlawn (approx. 9.4 miles away); James Ward Wood (approx. 10˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wardensville.
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesNatural Resources
 
Oriskany Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
2. Oriskany Sand Marker
Nearby Cliffs image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
3. Nearby Cliffs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 877 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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