Petrolia in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
California's First Drilled Oil Wells
Erected 1955 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Eureka Oil Information Committee and the Western Oil and Gas Association. (Marker Number 543.)
Location. 40° 19.463′ N, 124° 17.225′ W. Marker is in Petrolia, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is on Front Street east of Sherman Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petrolia CA 95558, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cape Mendocino Lighthouse (approx. 8.7 miles away); The Pacific Lumber Company (approx. 14.7 miles away); Scotia Museum (approx. 14.7 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 25, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.