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Hinsdale in Cattaraugus County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Seneca Oil Spring

 
 
Seneca Oil Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 26, 2013
1. Seneca Oil Spring Marker
Inscription. 1627 first petroleum discovered in America 1 mi. north 1000 yds east.
 
Erected 1932 by New York State Department of Education.
 
Location. 42° 13.093′ N, 78° 18.705′ W. Marker is in Hinsdale, New York, in Cattaraugus County. Marker is at the intersection of West Shore Road (County Route 50) and Cuba Maplehurst Road (New York State Route 446), on the right when traveling south on West Shore Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hinsdale NY 14743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1627 Seneca Oil Spring 1927 (approx. one mile away); Dedicated to All Veterans (approx. 1.8 miles away); Early School (approx. 6.7 miles away); Hanging Bog (approx. 6.8 miles away); Cadiz Cemetery (approx. 10.5 miles away); Cadiz (approx. 10.6 miles away); Franklinville Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.1 miles away); Historic SIte (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Seneca Oil Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
2. Seneca Oil Spring Marker
Seneca Oil Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 26, 2013
3. Seneca Oil Spring Marker
Westward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
4. Westward
NY Route 446 at left. Marker is to the right of the stop sign.
Eastward on NY 446 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
5. Eastward on NY 446
Sign on opposite side of NY 446, "Senece Oil Spring. First petroleum in America - 1627. 1 mi. north." Beyond the sign is a bridge and the sign for entering Allegany County.
 
 
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