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Near Reedsville in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Cow Run Sand

 
 
Cow Run Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
1. Cow Run Sand Marker
Inscription.  The massive sandstone, the “Cow Run Sand” of the driller, is the Saltsburg Sandstone and was used in construction near here. It produces oil and natural gas at depths of about 600 feet in northwestern West Virginia.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission, and sponsored by the W. Va. Centennial Committee of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry. (Marker Number H-3.)
 
Location. 39° 30.618′ N, 79° 45.876′ W. Marker is near Reedsville, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 7 just east of Indian Rock Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reedsville WV 26547, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Arthurdale” (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Arthurdale (approx. 2.9 miles away); Kingwood (approx. 4.9 miles away); Preston County Courthouse (approx. 4.9 miles away); Price's Tavern
Cow Run Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
2. Cow Run Sand Marker
(approx. 4.9 miles away); “The Pines” (approx. 4.9 miles away); Albright / Albright Family (approx. 6˝ miles away); Dunkard Bottom (approx. 7 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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