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

Cornplanter

 
 
Cornplanter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
1. Cornplanter Marker
Inscription.  The Principle Chief of the Seneca People Also known as Gyantwachia ("The Planter")
1732? - 1836
On March 16, 1796 the Pennsylvania Legislature granted Cornplanter a tract of land at the confluences of the Allegheny River and Oil Creek, the present site of Oil City.
Sculpted by
Clair Victor Curll
Presented to
The City of Oil City
by
The Oil City Arts Council
July 20, 2001
 
Erected 2001 by The Oil City Arts Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1864.
 
Location. 41° 26.032′ N, 79° 42.553′ W. Marker is in Oil City, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker can be reached from Center Street (Pennsylvania Route 8) 0.1 miles east of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 8), on the right when traveling east. 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 walking distance of this marker. Patrick C. Boyle (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Cornplanter (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Lockhart
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(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jacob J. Vandergrift (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Cornplanter (about 700 feet away); In Commemoration of the Gift (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Reid Gas Engine Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oil Well Supply Company (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oil City.
 
Cornplanter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
2. Cornplanter Marker
At base of Cornplanter statue
 
 
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 644 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 1, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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