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Greenvine in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Greenvine Gas Discovery

(2 mi. Northwest)

 
 
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By Gregory Walker, February 5, 2010
1. Greenvine Gas Discovery Marker
Inscription. Apparently the first use in Texas of natural gas for fuel occurred in 1879 near here. William Seidel, a farmer, grist mill and cotton gin owner, and merchant, trying to dig a water well, struck gas at approximate depth of 106 feet. The gas was piped to a farmhouse nearby. Production of gas and oil has spread to 210 Texas counties; 27 pipeline companies export gas. Annual rate of production is about 8 trillion cubic feet. Texas has 42.3 per cent of the proven gas reserves in America, and it has a 19,895-foot well, believed to be world's deepest.
 
Erected 1967. (Marker Number 8342.)
 
Location. 30° 6.89′ N, 96° 33.517′ W. Marker is in Greenvine, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2052 and County Road 2, on the right when traveling south on Road 2052. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burton TX 77835, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burton Farmers Gin 1914 (approx. 5 miles away); Burton Farmers Gin (approx. 5 miles away); Burton Community (approx. 5.2 miles away); Winedale Stagecoach Inn
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By Gregory Walker, February 5, 2010
2. Greenvine Gas Discovery Marker location.
(approx. 5.3 miles away); Nassau Plantation (approx. 6.4 miles away); Town of Shelby (approx. 6.7 miles away); Henniger Family Cemetery (approx. 7˝ miles away); Samuel Knight Lewis (approx. 7˝ miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 795 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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