Oil City

Oil City (HM1MV6)

Location: Oil City, LA 71061 Caddo Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 44.578', W 93° 58.264'

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In the early 1900's this was a small logging community known as Ananies. In 1906, the first discovery oil well in the field, the Savage No. 1, was brought in. Around 1908 the name of the town was changed to Oil City, by 1910 the population had jumped to around 12,000 and the town was booming. During the boom years, Oil City had the dubious reputation of being the roughest boom town in the country. By 1950 law and order prevailed and Oil City settled down to being a thriving, prosperous community. Since 1906 the oil industry has been the backbone of the economy. The Caddo Pine Island Field is currently producing about 8,000 bbls. of oil and 4,883,000 cu. ft. of gas daily. A very large percentage of the area work force is employed by the oil industry. The town has a heritage to be proud of, and has truly earned the right to be called "Oil City".
HM NumberHM1MV6
Year Placed1980
Placed ByW.C. "Dub" Allen & Sons
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 409023 N 3623209
Decimal Degrees32.74296667, -93.97106667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 44.578', W 93° 58.264'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 44' 34.68" N, 93° 58' 15.84" W
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Area Code(s)318
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-179 S Land Ave, Oil City LA 71061, US
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