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Ranger in Eastland County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Well Number 19

 
 
Well Number 19 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
1. Well Number 19 Marker
Inscription.  This standard cable tool rig and pumping unit came from the Ranger McCleskey Sand Unit, Well Number 19, located approximately 3 miles west of Ranger, Texas. This well was drilled by John Markham in September 1919. It was completed at a depth of 3459 feet. Initial production was 250 barrels of oil per day. The well was shut in for lack of production on March 13, 1920.
 
Erected 1982.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1919.
 
Location. 32° 28.185′ N, 98° 40.786′ W. Marker is in Ranger, Texas, in Eastland County. Marker can be reached from S. Commerce Street near Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ranger TX 76470, 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. Roaring Ranger (a few steps from this marker); The Bankhead Highway (a few steps from this marker); Site of First Oil Well Drilled in Eastland County (within shouting distance of this marker); Ranger Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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(approx. half a mile away); Ranger Municipal Airport (approx. one mile away); Site of J.H. McCleskey No. 1 (approx. 1˝ miles away); Merriman Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Merriman Baptist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ranger.
 
More about this marker. At the top of the marker is etched “Donated by Sun Exploration and Production Co. October 9, 1982”.
 
Marker and Oil Well Equipment image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
2. Marker and Oil Well Equipment
Oil Well Equipment Exhibit on Grounds of Roaring Ranger Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
3. Oil Well Equipment Exhibit on Grounds of Roaring Ranger Museum
View to south along S. Commerce St
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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