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

Pithole City

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
1. Pithole City Marker
Inscription. Site of oil-boom town of 15,000. Established in 1865, a ghost town by 1868. Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Erected 1966 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 31.458′ N, 79° 34.912′ W. Marker is near Pleasantville, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is on Pithole Road 2.3 miles east of Rouseville Road (Pennsylvania Route 227), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Pleasantville PA 16341, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pithole (within shouting distance of this marker); First Oil Pipeline (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Pithole (approx. 2 miles away); Humboldt Refinery (approx. 4.5 miles away); John Franklin Carll (approx. 4.6 miles away); McClintock-Steele-Waitz House (approx. 6.4 miles away); Densmore Tank Cars (approx. 6.5 miles away); Refugee Towns (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasantville.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Pithole City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
2. Pithole City Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 1, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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