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

Oil-Producing Salt Well

 
 
Oil-Producing Salt Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 21, 2012
1. Oil-Producing Salt Well Marker
Inscription. Drilled here in 1815 by Samuel Magaw and William Clark to reach brine, a frontier source of salt. When it was deepened by Daniel Shryock to 300 feet in 1819, oil was struck. Because of this unwanted byproduct, the well and salt works here were closed, 1821. This early yield of oil from a drilled well occurred 40 years before Edwin L. Drake's 1859 discovery near Titusville.
 
Erected 1985 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 45.915′ N, 80° 29.521′ W. Marker is near Conneautville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on Pierpoint Road (Pennsylvania Route 198) 0.3 miles east of Reeds Corner Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Conneautville PA 16406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Those (approx. 4.1 miles away in Ohio); Erie Extension Canal (approx. 6.1 miles away); a different marker also named Erie Extension Canal (approx. 11.2 miles away); Township of Andover Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.7 miles away in Ohio); The Western Reserve (approx.
Oil-Producing Salt Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 21, 2012
2. Oil-Producing Salt Well Marker
12.4 miles away in Ohio); Pymatuning Wetlands / Pymatuning Reservoir (approx. 12.7 miles away in Ohio); Blue Streak (approx. 12.8 miles away); This Carousel (approx. 12.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Oil-Producing Salt Well - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on October 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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