Fish Creek Island

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Fish Creek Island
Location Ohio River, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°48′52″N 80°49′06″W / 39.8145200°N 80.8184246°W / 39.8145200; -80.8184246Coordinates: 39°48′52″N 80°49′06″W / 39.8145200°N 80.8184246°W / 39.8145200; -80.8184246
Area 0.075 sq mi (0.19 km2)

Fish Creek Island is a 48-acre (19-hectare) island on the Ohio River in Marshall County, West Virginia, United States. The island is located across the river from Captina, West Virginia, south of Moundsville, and north of the mouth of Fish Creek, from which it takes its name.

Previously owned by CONSOL Energy Inc., Fish Creek Island was donated by CONSOL to the Nature Conservancy to protect the island's habitat for its rare great blue herons. The bar is West Virginia's largest great blue heron rookery.[1]

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  1. ^ Hay, Jerry M. (2008). Ohio River Guidebook. Inland Waterways Books. p. 24. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 

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