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Corry in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oil Creek Railroad

 
 
Oil Creek Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 20, 2013
1. Oil Creek Railroad Marker
Inscription. Open 1862, this railroad revolutionized the shipment of oil from the oil fields near Titusville to Corry, a hub for major rail lines. The 27-mile line rendered dangerous and wasteful waterway transport, as well as labor intensive horse-drawn wagons, obsolete. It also brought thousands of fortune seekers to the region. From its beginning it enjoyed an extraordinary volume of business and became one of the most profitable lines in the nation.
 
Erected 2011 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 55.245′ N, 79° 38.419′ W. Marker is in Corry, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on South Center Street (Pennsylvania Route 426) 0.1 miles north of Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corry PA 16407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joshua M. Merrill (within shouting distance of this marker); Climax Locomotives (approx. 0.2 miles away); Creation of the Pennsylvania Game Commission (approx. 0.3 miles away); Corry State Fish Hatchery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Robert Houghwout Jackson
Oil Creek Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 20, 2013
2. Oil Creek Railroad Marker
(approx. 7.3 miles away); Old State Line (approx. 10.3 miles away); Panama Rocks (approx. 13.1 miles away in New York); Colt's Station (approx. 16.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Corry.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 10 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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