The Birthplace of the Petroleum Industry

The Birthplace of the Petroleum Industry (HM14R9)

Location: Corsicana, TX 75110 Navarro County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 5.37', W 96° 27.848'

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West of the Mississippi River, in
this well, drilled by H. G. Johnston,
E. H. Akin, and Charles Rittersbacher
under contract for a water well
for the city of Corsicans in
1894, the first oil in commercial
quantities in the mid-continent
area was discovered at 1035 feet.
HM NumberHM14R9
Marker Number11622
Year Placed1936
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 1:12pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 739327 N 3553170
Decimal Degrees32.08950000, -96.46413333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 5.37', W 96° 27.848'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 5' 22.20" N, 96° 27' 50.88" W
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Area Code(s)903
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 416 S 12th St, Corsicana TX 75110, US
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