Near Andrews in Andrews County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Andrews County Discovery Well
(½ mi. S, & ½ mi. W.)
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 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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