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Bethlehem in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Edwin L. Drake

 
 
Edwin L. Drake Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
1. Edwin L. Drake Marker
Inscription.  Drilled first oil well in America in 1859 at Titusville, Pa. Lived at Bethlehem in this house for last seven years of his life, 1873-1880. In 1902 his remains were moved from Bethlehem to memorial monument erected at Titusville.
 
Erected 1959 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesExplorationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 40° 36.638′ N, 75° 23.059′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on Wyandotte Street (Pennsylvania Route 378), on the right when traveling north. Marker is adjacent to the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem office and about 200 feet SSW of the Episcopal Cathedral Church of the Nativity. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 Wyandotte Street, Bethlehem PA 18015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert H. Sayre (about 500 feet away, measured in
Edwin L. Drake Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
2. Edwin L. Drake Home and Marker
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a direct line); Crown Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brighton Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eugene Gifford Grace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles M. Schwab (approx. 0.2 miles away); Catherine Drinker Bowen (approx. 0.3 miles away); Steelworkers Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Canaler's Life (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Also see . . .
1. Col. Edwin L. Drake. (Submitted on January 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Edwin Laurentine Drake. (Submitted on January 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Edwin Drake at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 964 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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