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Near Oil City in Venango County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pithole

 
 
Pithole Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
1. Pithole Marker
Inscription.  Created in 1865 by the discovery of oil. Within a few months it was a boom town of 15,000 with banks, churches, hotels, newspaper, post office, water system, and railroad. Oil wells began to go dry in less than a year, and in time only excavations and street lines remained. Site is about two miles northeast.
 
Erected 1986 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 41° 31.031′ N, 79° 37.137′ W. Marker is near Oil City, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is at the intersection of Rouseville Road (Pennsylvania Route 227) and Pithole Road, on the right when traveling east on Rouseville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oil City PA 16301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Oil Pipeline (approx. 1.7 miles away); Pithole City (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker
Pithole Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
2. Pithole Marker
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also named Pithole (approx. 2 miles away); Humboldt Refinery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Coy Coquette Locates Gusher (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hyde & Egbert Farm, and the McCray Tract (approx. 3.2 miles away); Toll Bridge (approx. 3.3 miles away); Wildcat Hollow (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oil City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 1, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Jun. 28, 2022