Oildale in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Oildale Waits Drilling Company
You can see the Discovery Well, capped in red, behind the dedication plaque. The Kern River Field has been the longest producing in the nation - over 100 Years.
As the Standard Oil Company grew in Kern County, a pipeline was constructed between here and the Pt. Richmond Refinery across from San Francisco.
Standard Oil Company of California later changed its name to Chevron USA, Inc. The exploration department was located at 2401 N. Chester Avenue (see below) and can still be seen at 3311 Manor Street.
Erected 2012 by Citizens For A New Oildale & Chevron.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Resources. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1899.
Location. 35° 25.614′ N, 119° 1.213′ W. Marker is in Oildale, California, in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 China Grade Loop Road, Bakersfield CA 93308, 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. Oildale, A 100 Years Ago (approx. 1˝ miles away); Home of Elisha Stevens (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jewett Family (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sonora Service Station (approx. 2.3 miles away); Kern County Fair Exhibit Building (approx. 2.3 miles away); Standard School (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bungalow (approx. 2.3 miles away); Cable Tool Drilling Rig (approx. 2.3 miles away).
More about this marker. Painted by Patti Doolittle
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Discovery Well Site - CHL #290
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 606 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.