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Riverton in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oriskany Sand

 
 
Oriskany Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The "Battle" of Riverton (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named "Battle" of Riverton (approx. mile away); Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand (approx. 3 miles away); Last Union Raid (approx. 3.3 miles away); Germany Valley (approx. 3.3 miles away); Spruce Knob (approx. 5.1 miles away); Seneca Rocks (approx. 7 miles away); More Than One Way Up (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverton.
 
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Oriskany Sand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, January 20, 2015
2. Oriskany Sand Marker
Oriskany Sand Across the Road image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, January 20, 2015
3. Oriskany Sand Across the Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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