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Drake Oil Well

Titusville, Pennsylvania
County of Venango.
Drake Well Memorial Park, 3 miles southeast of Titusville
National Register Number: 66000695
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Industry/Processing/Extract. - extractive facil..
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: State Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 13, 1966):
On August 27, 1859, Edwin L. Drake (1819-1880) struck oil here, the site of the world's first successful oil well. Its establishment resulted in an oil boom that made the region the oil center of the United States for 25 years. (Now the Drake Well Memorial State Park.)


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