Petrolia in Lambton County, Ontario — Central Canada
The Founding of Petrolia
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board, Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1846.
Location. 42° 52.881′ N, 82° 8.795′ W. Marker is in Petrolia, Ontario, in Lambton Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Greenfield Street, Petrolia ON N0N, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Victoria Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert M. Nicol Library (within shouting distance of this marker); First Oil Wells in Canada (approx. 12.2 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Petrolia, Ontario - Wikipedia. Oil men from Petrolia travelled to the far reaches of the world (Gobi Desert, Arctic, Iran, Indonesia, USA, Australia, Russia, and over 80 other countries) teaching others how to find and extract crude oil. (Submitted on October 31, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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