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Murrysville in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Murrysville Gas Well

 
 
Murrysville Gas Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2011
1. Murrysville Gas Well Marker
Inscription.
First gas well in county, and one of world's most productive. Drilled, 1878. Caught fire in 1881, burning for years with tremendous roar and brilliance. Later was controlled and piped to Pittsburgh. Site lies 500 yards S.E. near railroad.
 
Erected 1960 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 25.621′ N, 79° 41.853′ W. Marker is in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of William Penn Highway (U.S. 22) and Reed Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on William Penn Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3865 Reed Boulevard, Murrysville PA 15668, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Haymaker Well (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forbes Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Forbes Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); William D. Boyce (approx. 3.5 miles away); a different marker also named Forbes Road (approx. 3.7 miles away); Pontiac's War (approx. 6.1 miles away); Welcome to Bushy Run Battlefield (approx. 6.1 miles away); Ambush (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murrysville.
 
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Murrysville Gas Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2011
2. Murrysville Gas Well Marker
Looking east along US Route 22, with Reed Blvd exiting to right

1. Murrysville PA. (Submitted on June 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Murrysville PA. (Submitted on June 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 596 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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