Bolivar in Allegany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This Is Oil Country!
Historic New York
The oil produced here is only a small share of the total national petroleum product, but it is so superior in lubricant quality that it always brings top prices. Oil and natural gas are still produced but dairying and livestock raising have taken over as the major economic activities.
Erected 1969 by State of New York Education Department, Department of Transportation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Environment Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Historic New York State series list.
Location. 42° 3.916′ N, 78° 10.084′ W. Marker is in Bolivar, New York, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 417) and Liberty Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Located at the Pioneer Oil Museum of New York. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bolivar NY 14715, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bolivar Free Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lesuer House (approx. one mile away); One Mile East of this Spot (approx. 1.8 miles away); B.J. Thomas (approx. 6˝ miles away); Ceres (approx. 6.9 miles away in Pennsylvania); Ceres School (approx. 7 miles away); Triangle No. 1 (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bolivar.
Also see . . . Pioneer Oil Museum of New York. (Submitted on September 7, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on September 7, 2015.