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Titusville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oil Creek

 
 
Oil Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
1. Oil Creek Marker
Inscription. Along this stream the first white explorers found Indians skimming surface oil. From 1859 to 1865, the center of oil production and its refining was along the banks of Oil Creek.
 
Erected 1954 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 37.306′ N, 79° 40.383′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of Smock Blvd (Pennsylvania Route 8) and Bloss Street, on the right when traveling south on Smock Blvd. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville PA 16354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roberts Torpedo (approx. 0.2 miles away); Titusville Trust Company, 1919 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Titusville Oil Exchange (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ida M. Tarbell (approx. half a mile away); John A. Mather (approx. 0.6 miles away); John William Heisman (approx. 0.6 miles away); Titusvillia Drakei Caster (approx. 0.8 miles away); Byron D Benson (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Titusville.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Oil Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
2. Oil Creek Marker
Photo taken looking north on Route 8, bridge in the background crosses Oil Creek into downtown Titusville.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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