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

Franklin

 
 
Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 5, 2013
1. Franklin Marker
Inscription. A frontier settlement, originally called Venango, was an established community and county seat when the oil boom hit. The town grew and prospered with the influx of speculators and businesses, becoming a center of refining activity in the rapidly developing petroleum industry.
A special oil, known as Franklin Heavy Crude, brought wealth but Franklin avoided the "boom and bust" cycle of towns created during the oil excitement.
 
Location. 41° 23.861′ N, 79° 49.83′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker can be reached from Liberty Street (Pennsylvania Route 8) 0.1 miles east of 13th Street (U.S. 322), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located front of DeBence Antique Music World, 1261 Liberty Street. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin PA 16323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel C.T. Dodd (within shouting distance of this marker); Venango County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major General Jesse L. Reno (approx. 0.2 miles away); Galena-Signal Oil Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Bissell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Franklin
Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 5, 2013
2. Franklin Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnny Appleseed (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Garrison (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted in the sidewalk.
 
Also see . . .  A Small Town with Great Festivals. (Submitted on October 5, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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