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

Oil-Producing Salt Well

 
 
Oil-Producing Salt Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 21, 2012
1. Oil-Producing Salt Well Marker
Inscription. Drilled here in 1815 by Samuel Magaw and William Clark to reach brine, a frontier source of salt. When it was deepened by Daniel Shryock to 300 feet in 1819, oil was struck. Because of this unwanted byproduct, the well and salt works here were closed, 1821. This early yield of oil from a drilled well occurred 40 years before Edwin L. Drake's 1859 discovery near Titusville.
 
Erected 1985 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 45.915′ N, 80° 29.521′ W. Marker is near Conneautville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on Pierpoint Road (Pennsylvania Route 198) 0.3 miles east of Reeds Corner Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Conneautville PA 16406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Erie Extension Canal (approx. 6.1 miles away); a different marker also named Erie Extension Canal (approx. 11.2 miles away); The Western Reserve (approx. 12.4 miles away in Ohio); Pennsylvania (approx. 12.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Geology (approx. 14.9 miles
Oil-Producing Salt Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 21, 2012
2. Oil-Producing Salt Well Marker
away); The Ice Industry and the Ice Houses (approx. 14.9 miles away); The Railroads (approx. 14.9 miles away); Conneaut Reservoir (approx. 15.2 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
Also see . . .  Oil-Producing Salt Well - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on October 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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