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Near Andrews in Andrews County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Andrews County Discovery Well

(½ mi. S, & ½ mi. W.)

 
 
Andrews County Discovery Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
1. Andrews County Discovery Well Marker
Inscription. C.E. Ogden No. 1, producing 200 barrels a day from San Andres lime formation was brought in, Dec. 1929, by Deep Rock Oil Co.--The Andrews County discovery well and first of 730 wells in Fuhrman-Masco oil field.

Bought, Feb. 1932, by Tripplehorn brothers, of Fort Worth. Has now pumped for more than 35 years.

Since 1956, Andrews has been top producing county in Texas and U.S. Fuhrman-Masco field has produced 55 million barrels of oil--its contribution to total of more than a billion barrels for Andrews County in May, 1965.
 
Erected 1965 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 168.)
 
Location. 32° 20.023′ N, 102° 39.477′ W. Marker is near Andrews, Texas, in Andrews County. Marker is at the intersection of Eunice Highway (Texas Route 176) and SW 3001, on the left when traveling west on Eunice Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Andrews TX 79714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shafter Lake Townsite (approx. 5.1 miles away); Dorsie M. Pinnell (approx. 5.8 miles away); Original Townsite of Andrews (approx. 6.1 miles away); Early Settlers
Andrews County Discovery Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
2. Andrews County Discovery Well Marker
(approx. 6.1 miles away); Two Billionth Barrel (approx. 6.5 miles away); Billionth Barrel (approx. 6.5 miles away); Means Methodist Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); Shafter's Trail (approx. 6.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Andrews.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 820 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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