Ruffner Well

Ruffner Well (HM1GFI)

Location: Charleston, WV 25306 Kanawha County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 18.161', W 81° 33.367'

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In 1808 David and Joseph Ruffner near here on the bank of the Kanawha completed a well into solid rock to a depth of 59 feet by a method and with drilling tools they devised, which was further developed in this valley by themselves and Billye Morris into what is now known as the cable tool method of drilling. Drilling tools and drillers from the Kanawha Valley drilled the first well for oil at Titusville, Pennsylvania.
Year Placed1963
Placed ByThe W. Va. Centennial Committee of the oil and natural gas industry
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 8:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 451375 N 4239545
Decimal Degrees38.30268333, -81.55611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.161', W 81° 33.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 9.66" N, 81° 33' 22.02" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3939-3987 US-60, Charleston WV 25306, US
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