Oil City, Wisconsin

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Oil City, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Oil City today
Oil City today
Oil City, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Oil City, Wisconsin
Oil City, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°45′02″N 90°35′12″W / 43.75056°N 90.58667°W / 43.75056; -90.58667
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Monroe
Elevation 886 ft (270 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
GNIS feature ID 1570758[1]

Oil City is an unincorporated community in the Town of Sheldon in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States. It was the site of a nineteenth-century oil swindle. It is located about halfway between Wilton and Ontario on WI-131.

A cemetery in the area, known either as the Sheldon Township Cemetery or the Oil City Cemetery, was used from the 1860s to the early 1900s. It was plowed over by a local farmer in the 1940s; while the cemetery has since been restored, many of the original headstones are now gone.[2]

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Coordinates: 43°45′02″N 90°35′12″W / 43.7506°N 90.5867°W / 43.7506; -90.5867