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Near Union in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Big Lime

 
 
Big Lime Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
1. Big Lime Marker
Inscription. The Greenbrier Limestone, which outcrops along U.S. Route 219 between here and Renick, is the “Big Lime” of the driller. Fish-egg like oölitic zones in the “Big Lime” yield oil and natural gas in West Virginia.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission, sponsored by the W. Va. Centennial Committee of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry.
 
Location. 37° 34.634′ N, 80° 33.069′ W. Marker is near Union, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker is on Koontz Road (U.S. 219) one mile south of Union, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union WV 24983, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chapman House (approx. one mile away); Union College (approx. one mile away); William Porcher Miles (approx. one mile away); General John Echols (approx. 1.1 miles away); Crook's Occupation of Union (approx. 1.1 miles away); Union (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bishop Matthew W. Clair, Sr. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gen. John Echols House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
Categories. Natural Resources
 
Big Lime Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
2. Big Lime Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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