Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Corry in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oil Creek Railroad

 
 
Oil Creek Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 20, 2013
1. Oil Creek Railroad Marker
Inscription.  Open 1862, this railroad revolutionized the shipment of oil from the oil fields near Titusville to Corry, a hub for major rail lines. The 27-mile line rendered dangerous and wasteful waterway transport, as well as labor intensive horse-drawn wagons, obsolete. It also brought thousands of fortune seekers to the region. From its beginning it enjoyed an extraordinary volume of business and became one of the most profitable lines in the nation.
 
Erected 2011 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 41° 55.245′ N, 79° 38.419′ W. Marker is in Corry, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on South Center Street (Pennsylvania Route 426) 0.1 miles north of Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corry PA 16407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joshua M. Merrill (within shouting distance of this marker); Inez Mecusker (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Climax Locomotives (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corry Civil War Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Creation of the Pennsylvania Game Commission (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lt. Archie W. Thompson (approx. 1.1 miles away); Corry State Fish Hatchery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Columbus (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corry.
 
Oil Creek Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 20, 2013
2. Oil Creek Railroad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=64578

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Jul. 22, 2024