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Greenville in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Edwin L. Drake

 
 
Edwin L. Drake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, February 2, 2019
1. Edwin L. Drake Marker
Inscription.  
Pioneer in U.S. oil industry
drilled first oil well in
Titusville, PA Aug. 27, 1859
Born Greenville, NY Mar. 29, 1819
Died Bethlehem, PA Nov. 8, 1880.

 
Erected 1959 by State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is March 29, 1819.
 
Location. 42° 24.944′ N, 74° 1.336′ W. Marker is in Greenville, New York, in Greene County. Marker is on New York State Route 32, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville NY 12083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenville (within shouting distance of this marker); 1635 English Lawyer (approx. ¼ mile away); Talmage-Atwater (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benjamin Spees (approx. half a mile away); First School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grist Mill (approx. ¾ mile away); Manor House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Albany County (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .  Edwin Drake. first to drill
Edwin L. Drake The Man who Founded the Oil Industry image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
2. Edwin L. Drake The Man who Founded the Oil Industry
from Around the World with a Camera, Leslie-Judge Company, 1919.
Click or scan to see
this page online
for oil in America. (Submitted on February 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   2. submitted on October 18, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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