Cedar Curve Cemetery Relocation, Blue Racer Midstream
Marshall County, WV
Blue Racer, a joint venture between Dominion and Caiman Energy II, LLC is responsible for providing Utica Shale producers with midstream services that include gathering, processing, and transportation of natural gas liquids. EMH&T became involved with this Marshall County, WV facility and processing plant along the Ohio River when an expansion of their existing rail yard became necessary to increase capacity and efficiency. The expansion involved multiple EMH&T in-house services including archaeological services for the relocation of an early 19th century cemetery. The cultural resources team members obtained a court order for the relocation of the cemetery and ultimately relocated 25 sets of remains to a neighboring cemetery that was also from the early 1800s, just a short distance down river to accommodate the railyard expansion.