Oil-Producing Salt Well

Oil-Producing Salt Well (HM1526)

Location: Conneautville, PA 16406 Crawford County
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N 41° 45.915', W 80° 29.521'

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Drilled here in 1815 by Samuel Magaw and William Clark to reach brine, a frontier source of salt. When it was deepened by Daniel Shryock to 300 feet in 1819, oil was struck. Because of this unwanted byproduct, the well and salt works here were closed, 1821. This early yield of oil from a drilled well occurred 40 years before Edwin L. Drake's 1859 discovery near Titusville.
HM NumberHM1526
Year Placed1985
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 542224 N 4623837
Decimal Degrees41.76525000, -80.49201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 45.915', W 80° 29.521'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 45' 54.90" N, 80° 29' 31.26" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401 Pierpoint Rd, Conneautville PA 16406, US
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