Rushford in Allegany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The First Oil Well in State of New York
State of New York
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
Location. 42° 22.588′ N, 78° 18.126′ W. Marker is in Rushford, New York, in Allegany County. Marker is on Agett Road, 0.8 miles north of Hardys Corners Road (County Route 7B), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rushford NY 14777, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early School (approx. 5.3 miles away); Hanging Bog (approx. 5.6 miles away); Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge (approx. 7½ miles away); Centerville Town Hall (approx. 7.6 miles away); Welsh Settlement (approx. 7.6 miles away); Peter T. Tenbroeck (approx. 7.7 miles away); a different marker also named Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge (approx. 7.8 miles away); In A.D. 1918 (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Pioneer Oil Museum of New York. (Submitted on July 2, 2021, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2021, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2021, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.