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Archer City in Archer County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Archer County Discovery Well

(Approximately 13 mi. SE.)

 
 
Archer County Discovery Well Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 23, 2021
1. Archer County Discovery Well Marker
Inscription.  

M. P. Andrews No. 1, drilled in 1911, reached oil sands at 920 feet. Well first flowed oil, March, 1912, at rate of 10 barrels a day.

Production in this shallow sand development area fell off when oil prices dropped, but rose after other pools in the region were tapped from 1916 to 1921.

Since then, Archer County has become one of the state's most productive. The Hull-Silk-Sikes Well, 1939, opened a major field.

More than 333 million barrels of crude oil have been produced by the county since 1911, with Andrews No. 1 still pumping.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1967
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 192.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1912.
 
Location. 33° 35.711′ N, 98° 37.535′ W. Marker is in Archer City, Texas, in Archer County. Marker is on South Center Street (State Highway 79), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Center Street, Archer City TX 76351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Jesse James Hideout (here, next to this marker); Camp Cureton, C.S.A. (here, next to this marker); Sheriff E. Harrison Ikard (here, next to this marker); Archer County Jail (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Archer County Copper Mines (approx. 5.9 miles away); Archer County (approx. 5.9 miles away); Extinct Town of Anarene (approx. 8 miles away); In Vicinity of French Trading Area (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Archer City.
 
Archer County Discovery Well Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 23, 2021
2. Archer County Discovery Well Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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