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

Drake Well Park

 
 
Drake Well Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
1. Drake Well Park Marker
Inscription. On this site "Col." Edwin Drake struck oil Aug. 27, 1859; the birth of the petroleum industry. Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 36.692′ N, 79° 39.452′ W. Marker is near Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is on Drake Well Road (Pennsylvania Route 1011). Touch for map. Museum Lane at Drake Well Museum. 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. Drake Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Roberts Torpedo (approx. 0.9 miles away); Brown Street Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Early Refinery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oil Creek (approx. 1.1 miles away); John William Heisman (approx. 1.2 miles away); John A. Mather (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ida M. Tarbell (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
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Drake Well Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
2. Drake Well Park Marker
The replica of Drake's Well can be seen to the left of the marker.
Drake Well Park Museum image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
3. Drake Well Park Museum
The marker is located to the right out of the frame.
 
 
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 280 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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