First Gas Well

First Gas Well (HMY12)

Location: Charleston, WV 25301 Kanawha County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 20.674', W 81° 37.986'

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In 1815 Captain James Wilson while drilling here for salt brine vowed he would drill to Hades if necessary. A large flow of gas was struck that ignited and burned with a huge flame, apparently fulfilling the captain's original vow.
HM NumberHMY12
Year Placed1974
Placed ByWest Virginia Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 6:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 444676 N 4244236
Decimal Degrees38.34456667, -81.63310000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 20.674', W 81° 37.986'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 20' 40.44" N, 81° 37' 59.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1129-1199 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston WV 25301, US
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