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Tulsa in Tulsa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)

First Oil Well in Tulsa County

First Oil Well in Tulsa County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Connor, circa June 26, 2009
1. First Oil Well in Tulsa County Marker
Inscription.  First oil well in Tulsa County, completed on June 25, 1901 .4 mi west by Drs. J.C.W. Bland and Fred S. Clinton. This well brought first nation wide publicity and oil boom to Indian Ter. Rapid industrial development made Tulsa "Oil Capital of the World."
Erected 1949 by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1941.
Location. 36° 6.274′ N, 96° 1.396′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is on Southwest Boulevard (State Highway 66) south of West 41st Street South, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4244 Southwest Boulevard, Tulsa OK 74107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Red Fork (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crystal City (approx. ¼ mile away); Settlement of the Nations 1836-1866 (approx. ¼ mile away); Transition 1866-1901
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(approx. ¼ mile away); A New Century 1901-1926 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Motoring Public 1926 (approx. ¼ mile away); Route 66 Historical Village (approx. half a mile away); Clinton Heights (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2010, by Tim Connor of Owasso, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 1,910 times since then and 32 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Tim Connor of Owasso, Oklahoma. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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