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

Henry R. Rouse (1823-1861)

 
 
Henry R. Rouse (1823-1861) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
1. Henry R. Rouse (1823-1861) Marker
Inscription.  A former teacher and Warren County legislator who became a successful oil lease owner. One of 19 persons killed when the Little & Merrick oil well at Rouseville exploded and burned on April 17, 1861. As he lay dying, Rouse dictated a will that provided liberally for roads and the poor. Buchanan Farms had been renamed Rouseville that February; three-year-old Ida Tarbell (later famous as an oil industry critic) was a resident.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkDisastersEducationIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1784.
 
Location. 41° 28.114′ N, 79° 41.487′ W. Marker is in Rouseville, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is on Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 8) south of Cherry Run Road (Pennsylvania Route 227), on the left when traveling south.
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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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McClintock Well #1 (approx. 0.6 miles away); McClintock's Story (approx. 0.6 miles away); H. McClintock Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oldest Producing Oil Well (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rynd Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); McClintock-Steele-Waitz House (approx. one mile away); Col. Francis "Gabby" Gabreski (approx. 2 miles away); Humboldt Refinery (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Henry R Rouse at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Henry R. Rouse (1823-1861) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
2. Henry R. Rouse (1823-1861) Marker
Photo taken looking north on Route 8, junction with Route 227 in the background to the right.
Burning Oil Well at Night, near Rouseville Pennsylvania image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
3. Burning Oil Well at Night, near Rouseville Pennsylvania
This c. 1861 painting by James Hamilton hangs in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 724 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on April 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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