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Near Francesville in Pulaski County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Indiana Natural Gas Well

 
 
First Indiana Natural Gas Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marilyn S. Wolf, May 22, 2011
1. First Indiana Natural Gas Well Marker
Inscription. One mile southwest of this marker gas was discovered in 1867 by G. Bates while drilling for oil at a depth of 500 feet. Gas wells were drilled in 1887-1888; gas piped into Francesville lasted only four years.
 
Erected 1988 by Pulaski County Historical Society. (Marker Number 66.1988.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 57.781′ N, 86° 53.504′ W. Marker is near Francesville, Indiana, in Pulaski County. Marker is on U.S. 421 half a mile north of County Road 700 S, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located at the entrance to the Vulcan Materials Co. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14530 W 700 S, Francesville IN 47946, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War II Honor Roll (approx. 6.9 miles away); Monon, Indiana (approx. 7.1 miles away); The Wolcott House (approx. 15.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Natural Resources
 
Obverse View - - First Indiana Natural Gas Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marilyn S. Wolf, May 22, 2011
2. Obverse View - - First Indiana Natural Gas Well Marker
Looking N/W - - First Indiana Natural Gas Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marilyn S. Wolf, May 22, 2011
3. Looking N/W - - First Indiana Natural Gas Well Marker
Looking S/W - - First Indiana Natural Gas Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marilyn S. Wolf, May 22, 2011
4. Looking S/W - - First Indiana Natural Gas Well Marker
'Foggy' - North View - - First Indiana Natural Gas Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marilyn S. Wolf, May 22, 2011
5. 'Foggy' - North View - - First Indiana Natural Gas Well Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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