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

Franklin

 
 
Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, October 5, 2013
1. Franklin Marker
Inscription.  A frontier settlement, originally called Venango, was an established community and county seat when the oil boom hit. The town grew and prospered with the influx of speculators and businesses, becoming a center of refining activity in the rapidly developing petroleum industry.
A special oil, known as Franklin Heavy Crude, brought wealth but Franklin avoided the "boom and bust" cycle of towns created during the oil excitement.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 41° 23.861′ N, 79° 49.83′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker can be reached from Liberty Street (Pennsylvania Route 8) 0.1 miles east of 13th Street (U.S. 322), on the right when traveling east. Located front of DeBence Antique Music World, 1261 Liberty Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin PA 16323, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel C.T. Dodd (within shouting distance of this marker); Venango County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major General Jesse L. Reno
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Venango County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Venango County Vietnam Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); Venango County Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted in the sidewalk.
 
Also see . . .  A Small Town with Great Festivals. (Submitted on October 5, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, October 5, 2013
2. Franklin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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