Near Colorado City in Mitchell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Coleman Ranch Field Discovery Well
(2/3 miles southwest)
Although not a significant producer, the P.C. Coleman No. 1 Well confirmed the possibility of further oil development on the eastern shelf of the Permian Basin. In 1946, large quantities of oil were found southwest of the discovery well on former public school land filed on in 1900 by Dr. Coleman's son Walter.
Marked today only by a concrete well cap on a concrete base, the site of the Coleman Ranch Field Discovery Well serves as a reminder of the early days of oil production in the Permian Basin.
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 942.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colorado City TX 79512, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Town of Cuthbert (approx. 1.6 miles away); Campsite of the Marcy Expedition (approx. 2.6 miles away); Handley Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Ira (approx. 6.2 miles away); J. J. Moore No. 1 Oil Well (approx. 6.2 miles away); We Will Remember (approx. 10.9 miles away); Site of First Westbrook School and Church (approx. 10.9 miles away); Discovery Well of the Permian Basin (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colorado City.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.