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

Venango County

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
1. Venango County Marker
Inscription. Formed March 12, 1800 out of Allegheny and Lycoming counties. The name (an Indian term) refers to French Creek. Franklin, county seat, was laid out in 1795. It became a city in 1868, as did Oil City in 1871. At Drake Well the oil industry was born, 1859.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 23.84′ N, 79° 49.658′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is at the intersection of Liberty Street (U.S. 322) and 12th Street, on the right when traveling west on Liberty Street. 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. George Bissell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Galena-Signal Oil Company (about 400 feet away); Samuel C.T. Dodd (about 600 feet away); Franklin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major General Jesse L. Reno (approx. mile away); Fort Franklin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Johnny Appleseed (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Garrison (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  Venango County, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Venango County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
2. Venango County Marker

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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