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Eaton in Delaware County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Indiana Gas Well

 
 
First Indiana Gas Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 14, 2013
1. First Indiana Gas Well Marker
Inscription. The first significant commercial gas well came in Sept. 15, 1886, near here south of the Mississinewa River and East of the railroad, ushering in the gas boom era. Almeron H. Crannell, a Civil War veteran and later resident of Hartford City, drilled the well.
 
Erected 1981 by Indiana Historical Bureau under grant from Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company. (Marker Number 18.1981.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 20.526′ N, 85° 20.951′ W. Marker is in Eaton, Indiana, in Delaware County. Marker is on E. Harris St 0.1 miles east of N. Meridian St, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in Norseman Park in front of Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 E. Harris St, Eaton IN 47338, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blackford County Korea & Vietnam Honor Rolls (approx. 7.6 miles away); Blackford County Courthouse (approx. 7.6 miles away); Blackford County Revolutionary War Heroes (approx. 7.6 miles away); Blackford County Civil War Honor Roll
First Indiana Gas Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 14, 2013
2. First Indiana Gas Well Marker
In Norseman Park
(approx. 7.6 miles away); Blackford County W.W. I Honor Roll (approx. 7.7 miles away); Blackford County W.W. II Honor Roll (approx. 7.7 miles away); Cumberland Covered Bridge (approx. 7.8 miles away); Covered Bridge (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  IHB Review of Marker. The Indiana Historical Bureau has prepared a preliminary report reviewing the marker for accuracy and relevance. The preliminary report states, "The only concern with this marker text is the "first" in the title." (Submitted on March 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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