How would I know if they are drilling on my land if you live out of state when you own gas and oil rights in Braxton county
One place to check is the West Virginia Oil & Gas Well Information Map https://tagis.dep.wv.gov/oog/ Both active and new permit wells are displayed.
Pete really gave you the best advice. If you are a royalty owner and you suspect that horizontal development is going to happen soon on your mineral interest, you should be notified by the operating company. They will likely send you a drilling unit declaration and/or a division order when production is imminent.
Hope this helps,