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Albany in Shackelford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Producing Oil Well in West Texas

 
 
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By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
1. First Producing Oil Well in West Texas Marker
Inscription.
Commemorating
First Producing Oil Well
In
West Texas
The Texas Company - J.E. Wild A 1
Survey 65, University Lands
Shackelford County
Completed Nov. 9, 1913
Presented to
The Texas Company
By
Texas Mid-Continent Oil and Gas
Association at Albany Chamber of Commerce
Commemoration Dinner February 12, 1940

 
Erected 1940 by Texas Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association.
 
Location. 32° 43.377′ N, 99° 17.829′ W. Marker is in Albany, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Main Street (U.S. 283) and S. 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north on S. Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the west side of the grounds of the Shackelford County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 S. Main St, Albany TX 76430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Texas Cattle Trail (a few steps from this marker); The Rev. John Brown, Clara Barton and the 1886-1887 Drought Relief (a few steps from this marker); Lt. Col. William E. Dyess (within shouting distance of this marker); James Robert Green
First Producing Oil Well in West Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
2. First Producing Oil Well in West Texas Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Rear Admiral Emory Arden Grantham (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Colonel William Edwin Dyess (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. General Robert Boyd Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Shackelford County (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
First Producing Oil Well in West Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
3. First Producing Oil Well in West Texas Marker
On the west side of the grounds of the Shackelford County Courthouse
View to North Along Main Street (US 283) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
4. View to North Along Main Street (US 283)
View to South Along Main Street (US 283) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
5. View to South Along Main Street (US 283)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 17, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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