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

First Oil Pipeline

 
 
First Oil Pipeline Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
1. First Oil Pipeline Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in the fall of 1865. Following a straight course about 5 miles in length, it transported oil by pumps from Pithole to a railhead at Miller Farm, thus revolutionizing the transportation of petroleum. Dug up when Pithole wells were pumped dry. Trench is visible here and at points along the course of the old pipeline.
 
Erected 1954 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. 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° 32.481′ N, 79° 36.654′ W. Marker is near Pleasantville, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is on Rouseville Road (Pennsylvania Route 227) 1.1 miles north of Russell Corners Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pleasantville PA 16341, 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. Pithole (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Pithole (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pithole City
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(approx. 1.9 miles away); John Franklin Carll (approx. 3.8 miles away); Hyde & Egbert Farm, and the McCray Tract (approx. 4 miles away); Coy Coquette Locates Gusher (approx. 4 miles away); Wildcat Hollow (approx. 4.1 miles away); Toll Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasantville.
 
First Oil Pipeline Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
2. First Oil Pipeline Marker
 
 
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 456 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 1, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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