Witten Limestone (TN,VA*)
Witten Limestone of Black River Group (VA*,WV*)
Witten Formation of Chickamauga Group (TN)
Middle Ordovician (Blackriveran)*
Type section: along State Highway 16 about 0.25 mi north of County Road 604, Tazewell Co., VA. Named from Witten Valley Church (Cooper and Prouty, 1943).
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