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Near Wooddale in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ore Mines Drill

 
 
Ore Mines Drill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jay Stern, March 14, 2014
1. Ore Mines Drill Marker
Inscription.  In 1905, while drilling for coal on this property now owned by the descendants of Jesse S. Eutsey, an artesian well was found. It became known as "The Drill". Please use "The Drill" with care and help keep this area clean and free of litter. Renovated and maintained by The Bullskin Township Historical Society 1998
 
Erected 1998 by The Bullskin Township Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 40° 5.689′ N, 79° 30.878′ W. Marker is near Wooddale, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Ore Mine Hill Road and Park Road, on the left when traveling east on Ore Mine Hill Road. Although the town of Scottdale, PA is located in Westmoreland County, this marker resides in the village of Wooddale, Bullskin Township, Fayette County, 0.4 miles east of PA Route 982. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scottdale PA 15683, 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. Braddock's Military Road 1755 Great Swamp Camp (approx. 1.7
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miles away); Henry Clay Frick (approx. 3 miles away); Beehive Coke Oven (approx. 3.1 miles away); West Overton Historical House (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Henry Clay Frick (approx. 3.1 miles away); St. Joseph Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Story of Penn Park (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. On Park Road, on the left, 0.25 miles to the ENE of this plaque (0.4 driving miles) is the large, restored and well maintained, and public accessible late 18th-early 19th century cut stone Mount Vernon Iron Furnace. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
 
Regarding Ore Mines Drill. This is a flowing artesian well. The water is excellent.
 
Ore Mines Drill facing north image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jay Stern, March 14, 2014
2. Ore Mines Drill facing north
Ore Mines Drill facing SE image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jay Stern, March 14, 2014
3. Ore Mines Drill facing SE
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2014, by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 739 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on June 13, 2014, by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2014, by Jay Stern of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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