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Near Rouseville in Venango County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Toll Bridge

 
 
Toll Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
1. Toll Bridge Marker
Inscription.  The oil boom of the 1860s attracted far more people to the area than could share directly in the oil profits. Some people found ways to make money through support services, such as transportation. You could only cross Oil Creek by ferry or ford until the Maple Shade Oil Company and the Central Petroleum Company, landowners on either side, built a toll bridge here in 1865.
 
Location. 41° 30.962′ N, 79° 40.94′ W. Marker is near Rouseville, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is at the intersection of Petroleum Centre Road and Russell Corners Road, on the right when traveling east on Petroleum Centre Road. Oil Creek State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rouseville PA 16344, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hyde & Egbert Farm, and the McCray Tract (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coy Coquette Locates Gusher (about 700 feet away); Wildcat Hollow (about 700 feet away); Welcome to Petroleum Centre (about 700 feet away); McClintock-Steele-Waitz House (approx.
The Walking Tour at Oil Creek State Park image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
2. The Walking Tour at Oil Creek State Park
Toll bridge was located on the left at the intersection of roads in photo
2.4 miles away); Rynd Farm (approx. 2.4 miles away); Humboldt Refinery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Pithole (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rouseville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 100 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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