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Franklin in Venango County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Bissell

(1821-1884)

 
 
George Bissell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
1. George Bissell Marker
Inscription. An attorney and oil industry pioneer, in 1854 with J.G. Eveleth, he purchased the Hibbard Farm, future site of Drake Well. Later that year, they organized Pennsylvania Rock Oil Company, America's first oil corporation. Bissell, with partners, also developed Petroleum Centre and United Petroleum Farms at Oil City.
 
Erected 2002 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 23.804′ N, 79° 49.604′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is on South Park Street 0.1 miles east of Liberty Street (Pennsylvania Route 8), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin PA 16323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Galena-Signal Oil Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Venango County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel C.T. Dodd (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Garrison (approx. mile away); Major General Jesse L. Reno (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Franklin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnny Appleseed (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
George Bissell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
2. George Bissell Marker
George Bissell Sketch image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
3. George Bissell Sketch
From Oil150.com website
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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