First Indiana Gas Well

First Indiana Gas Well (HM17CG)

Location: Eaton, IN 47338 Delaware County
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N 40° 20.526', W 85° 20.951'

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The first significant commercial gas well came in Sept. 15, 1886, near here south of the Mississinewa River and East of the railroad, ushering in the gas boom era. Almeron H. Crannell, a Civil War veteran and later resident of Hartford City, drilled the well.
HM NumberHM17CG
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number18.1981.1
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau under grant from Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 3:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 640210 N 4467035
Decimal Degrees40.34210000, -85.34918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 20.526', W 85° 20.951'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 20' 31.56" N, 85° 20' 57.06" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-698 E Harris St, Eaton IN 47338, US
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