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Speechley Gas Pool Well

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 24, 2013
1. Speechley Gas Pool Well Marker
Inscription. Here on April 15, 1885, at a depth of 1, 963 feet, Samuel Speechley completed a natural gas well that was sufficient, for a time, to supply all of Oil City & nearby communities. At the pool of this well was discovered a deep gas bearing sand-stone belt--named the "Speechley Sand" in his honor--extending through much of Pennsylvania into West Virginia. This well continued in operation under successive owners into the early 1990's.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 23.431′ N, 79° 35′ W. Marker is in Pinegrove Township, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is at the intersection of Fryburg Road (Pennsylvania Route 157) and Sawtown Road, on the right when traveling east on Fryburg Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oil City PA 16301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Dewey (approx. 7 miles away); In Commemoration of the Gift (approx. 7.1 miles away); Oil Well Supply Company (approx. 7.1 miles away); Charles Lockhart (approx. 7.1 miles away); Jacob J. Vandergrift
Speechley Gas Pool Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 24, 2013
2. Speechley Gas Pool Well Marker
(approx. 7.1 miles away); In Memory of Cornplanter (approx. 7.2 miles away); Cornplanter (approx. 7.2 miles away); Patrick C. Boyle (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
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Speechley Gas Pool Well image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 24, 2013
3. Speechley Gas Pool Well
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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