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Near Wellsville in Allegany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Triangle No. 1

 
 
Triangle No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, May 26, 2013
1. Triangle No. 1 Marker
Inscription. First oil well drilled in Allegany County drilled by O.P. Taylor 1879
 
Erected 1932 by New York State Department of Education.
 
Location. 42° 5.249′ N, 78° 1.51′ W. Marker is near Wellsville, New York, in Allegany County. Marker is on Bill Allen Hill Road 0.4 miles west of Petrolia Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wellsville NY 14895, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. B.J. Thomas (approx. 5.7 miles away); First Town Meeting (approx. 6.2 miles away); One Mile East of this Spot (approx. 6.6 miles away); This Is Oil Country! (approx. 7.5 miles away); Early Cemetery (approx. 8.1 miles away); Lesuer House (approx. 8.3 miles away); Town of Amity Civil War Monument (approx. 9.4 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx. 10.2 miles away in Pennsylvania).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Triangle No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, May 26, 2013
2. Triangle No. 1 Marker
Discovery Oil Well plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 26, 2013
3. Discovery Oil Well plaque
In Allegany New York field
O.P. Taylor's Triangle No. 1
June 12, 1879
1880FT S 76˚40 W of this boulder

(mounted to a rock near Petrolia Fire Department)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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