Hinsdale in Cattaraugus County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Seneca Oil Spring
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hinsdale NY 14743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 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); Oscar F. Wilber (approx. 10.2 miles away); Cadiz Cemetery (approx. 10½ miles away); Cadiz (approx. 10.6 miles away); Franklinville Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.1 miles away).
1. Missionary, Joseph de La Roche Daillon, first report of oil in North
In 1627, a French Catholic missionary named Joseph de La Roche Daillon was led to a small natural petroleum creek by the Native Americans. The missionary recorded the incident in a letter home to France, providing the first account of oil in North America.
— Submitted July 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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