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Near Titusville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Edwin L. Drake

 
 
Edwin L. Drake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
1. Edwin L. Drake Marker
Inscription. The man who sank the first oil well is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, and is commemorated by Niehaus's bronze figure of "The Driller." Drake Well is now a State park, a mile and a half south of Titusville.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 37.922′ N, 79° 41.422′ W. Marker is near Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on Spring Street (Pennsylvania Route 8), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. In front of the Woodlawn Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville PA 16354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Titus Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Byron D Benson (approx. 0.7 miles away); Titusvillia Drakei Caster (approx. 0.8 miles away); Titusville Iron Company, 1860 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Western NY and PA Railway Freight Station, 1892 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Titusville Oil Exchange (approx. 0.9 miles away); Titusville Trust Company, 1919 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oil Creek (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Edwin L. Drake - Explore PA History.com. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Edwin L. Drake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
2. Edwin L. Drake Marker
Entrance to Woodlawn Cemetery is to the left.

2. Edwin Drake at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Edwin L. Drake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
3. Edwin L. Drake Marker
Plaque at the entrance to cemetery, Drake's burial site can be seen at end of road.
Edwin L. Drake Burial Site and Monument image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
4. Edwin L. Drake Burial Site and Monument
Edwin L. Drake Burial Site image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
5. Edwin L. Drake Burial Site
Inscription on top of the stone over Drake's Grave.
Niehaus's bronze figure of "The Driller." image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
6. Niehaus's bronze figure of "The Driller."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 13, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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