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Near Wooddale in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ore Mines Drill

 
 
Ore Mines Drill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Stern, March 14, 2014
1. Ore Mines Drill Marker
Inscription. In 1905, while drilling for coal on this property now owned by the descendants of Jesse S. Eutsey, an artesian well was found. It became known as "The Drill". Please use "The Drill" with care and help keep this area clean and free of litter. Renovated and maintained by The Bullskin Township Historical Society 1998
 
Erected 1998 by The Bullskin Township Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 5.689′ N, 79° 30.878′ W. Marker is near Wooddale, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Ore Mine Hill Road and Park Road, on the left when traveling east on Ore Mine Hill Road. Click for map. Although the town of Scottdale, PA is located in Westmoreland County, this marker resides in the village of Wooddale, Bullskin Township, Fayette County, 0.4 miles east of PA Route 982. Marker is in this post office area: Scottdale PA 15683, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Braddock's Military Road 1755 Great Swamp Camp (approx. 1.7 miles away); Henry Clay Frick (approx. 3 miles away); Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); John W. Geary
Ore Mines Drill facing north image. Click for full size.
By Jay Stern, March 14, 2014
2. Ore Mines Drill facing north
(approx. 4 miles away); Mount Pleasant War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); First General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Henry Clay Frick (approx. 4.2 miles away); General Edward Braddock and His Army (approx. 4.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. On Park Road, on the left, 0.25 miles to the ENE of this plaque (0.4 driving miles) is the large, restored and well maintained, and public accessible late 18th-early 19th century cut stone Mount Vernon Iron Furnace. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
 
Regarding Ore Mines Drill. This is a flowing artesian well. The water is excellent.
 
Categories. Landmarks
 
Ore Mines Drill facing SE image. Click for full size.
By Jay Stern, March 14, 2014
3. Ore Mines Drill facing SE
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on , by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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