Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Oil City in Venango County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pithole

 
 
Pithole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
1. Pithole Marker
Inscription. Created in 1865 by the discovery of oil. Within a few months it was a boom town of 15,000 with banks, churches, hotels, newspaper, post office, water system, and railroad. Oil wells began to go dry in less than a year, and in time only excavations and street lines remained. Site is about two miles northeast.
 
Erected 1986 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 31.031′ N, 79° 37.137′ W. Marker is near Oil City, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is at the intersection of Rouseville Road (Pennsylvania Route 227) and Pithole Road, on the right when traveling east on Rouseville Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oil City PA 16301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Oil Pipeline (approx. 1.7 miles away); Pithole City (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Pithole (approx. 2 miles away); Humboldt Refinery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Henry R. Rouse (1823-1861) (approx. 5 miles away); Densmore Tank Cars (approx. 5.2 miles away); Oldest Producing Oil Well (approx. 5.5 miles away); John Franklin Carll (approx. 5.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Pithole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
2. Pithole Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement