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

Oldest Producing Oil Well

 
 
Oldest Oil Producing Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
1. Oldest Oil Producing Well Marker
Inscription. McClintock No. 1 Oil Well has produced continuously since August, 1861. Drilled only two years after the famous Drake Well, it is located 240 yards away, across the railroad.
 
Erected 1958 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 27.543′ N, 79° 41.415′ W. Marker is near Rouseville, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is on William Flinn Highway (Pennsylvania Route 8) north of Waitz Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rouseville PA 16344, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry R. Rouse (1823-1861) (approx. 0.7 miles away); Col. Francis "Gabby" Gabreski (approx. 1 miles away); McClintock-Steele-Waitz House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Charles Lockhart (approx. 1.9 miles away); In Memory of Cornplanter (approx. 2 miles away); Patrick C. Boyle (approx. 2 miles away); Cornplanter (approx. 2 miles away); Jacob J. Vandergrift (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Oldest Oil Producing Well - Explore PA History. (Submitted on December 18, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Oldest Oil Producing Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
2. Oldest Oil Producing Well Marker
Photo taken looking north on Route 8.
McClintock No. 1 Oil Well image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
3. McClintock No. 1 Oil Well
Oil Well is a short distance west of the marker by traveling on Waitz Road slightly south of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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