First Gas Well
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N 38° 20.667 W 081° 37.973
17S E 444695 N 4244223
The first gas well was found on accident.
Waymark Code: WM96A3
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 07/05/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 15

in 1858 Captain James Wilson while drilling here for salt brine vowed he would drill to Hades if necessary. A large flow of gas was strick that ignoted and burned with a huge flame, apparantly fulfilling the captain's original vow.

West Virginia Department of Archives and History 1974
Marker Title: First Gas Well

Marker Location: State Capitol area

County or Independent City: Kanawha

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Department of Archives and History

Marker Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

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