Are there volcanoes in West Virginia?

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No, and geologically there is no reason to expect one to appear. There is evidence, however, of multiple ash falls from ancient volcanoes preserved in rocks of Cambrian, Ordovician, and Devonian age in outcrops in eastern West Virginia and in the subsurface in the western part of the State, and in a flint clay in the Hernshaw coal bed of Middle Pennsylvanian age (Kanawha Formation) in southern West Virginia. The sources of these ash falls are speculated to have been ancient volcanoes--long ago eroded--to the southeast of what is now West Virginia. All of these events occurred more than 300 million years ago. more
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