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Near Panhandle in Carson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gulf Burnett No. 2

(Carson County Oil Discovery Well)

 

(1 mile southeast)

 
Gulf Burnett No. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Gulf Burnett No. 2 Marker
Inscription. The Panhandle's first oil well, Gulf Burnett No. 2, was struck by the Gulf Production Company on May 2, 1921, on the 6666 Ranch of S. B. Burnett. The prediction of oil in this area by U.S. geologists in 1904 and the discovery of natural gas nearby in 1918 induced Amarillo businessmen to finance Burnett No. 2. Though the first oil was of poor quality, major oil discoveries in the nearby Borger and South Pampa fields in 1926 spurred a regional oil boom and established the Panhandle as one of Texas' richest petroleum areas. Carson County has produced 150 million barrels of oil since 1921.
 
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2304.)
 
Location. 35° 36.178′ N, 101° 24.36′ W. Marker is near Panhandle, Texas, in Carson County. Marker is on State Highway 207 4 miles south of State Highway 136, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Panhandle TX 79068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Rotary Drilling Rig Used in Texas Panhandle (here, next to this marker); Fort Smith-Santa Fe Trail (approx. 3.6 miles away); Beale Road
Gulf Burnett No. 2 Marker <i>on the right</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Gulf Burnett No. 2 Marker on the right
First Rotary Drilling Rig Used in Texas Panhandle Marker is on the left
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Site of John and Maggie Weatherly Half-Dugout Site (approx. 3.7 miles away); 6666 Dixon Creek Ranch (approx. 4.3 miles away); Girl Scout Little House (approx. 4.4 miles away); First Methodist Church of Borger (approx. 4 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Panhandle.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Gulf Burnett No. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
3. Gulf Burnett No. 2 Marker
View north on highway 207.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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