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Oil City in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Over Water Oil Well

 
 
First Over Water Oil Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
1. First Over Water Oil Well Marker
Inscription. The world’s first over water oil well was completed in Caddo Lake in 1911. The Ferry Lake No. 1 was erected by Gulf Refining Co. The well bottomed at 2,185 feet and produced 450 barrels per day.
 
Erected 1984 by Gulf Oil Corporation and Caddo–Pine Oil & Historical Society.
 
Location. 32° 43.63′ N, 93° 58.21′ W. Marker is in Oil City, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Williamson Parkway, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 1. Click for map. Marker is located at the driveway entrance to Earl G. Williamson Park. Marker is in this post office area: Oil City LA 71061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oil City (approx. 1.1 miles away); Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton (approx. 8.1 miles away); First State Bank of Belcher (approx. 8.1 miles away); The Ruben V. Glassell House (approx. 8.2 miles away); Belcher Presbyterian Church (approx. 8.2 miles away); Belcher Mound (approx. 8.2 miles away); Cedar Bluff Ferry (approx. 8.6 miles away); Lynn Plantation (approx. 8.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
First Over Water Oil Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
2. First Over Water Oil Well Marker
View to South Along State Highway 1 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
3. View to South Along State Highway 1
Marker is on right (west) side of the highway
View to North Along State Highway 1 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
4. View to North Along State Highway 1
Marker is located at the northwest corner of
State Highway 1 and Williamson Parkway
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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