List of Pennsylvania state historical markers in Venango County

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Location of Venango County in Pennsylvania

This is a list of the Pennsylvania state historical markers in Venango County.

This is intended to be a complete list of the official state historical markers placed in Venango County, Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). The locations of the historical markers, as well as the latitude and longitude coordinates as provided by the PHMC's database, are included below when available. There are 30 historical markers located in Venango County.[1]


Historical markers[edit]

Marker title Image Date dedicated Location Marker type Topics
Charles Lockhart (1818-1905) TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, October 26, 2007 222 Center Street (PA 8), Oil City
41°26′04″N 79°42′26″W / 41.4344°N 79.7072°W / 41.4344; -79.7072 (Charles Lockhart)
City Business & Industry, Oil & Gas
Crawford Family, The TransparentPlaceholder.png Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Emlenton Presbyterian Church, 508 Main Street, Emlenton
41°10′38″N 79°42′29″W / 41.17728°N 79.708057°W / 41.17728; -79.708057 (The Crawford Family)
Roadside Professions & Vocations, Business & Industry, Oil & Gas
Densmore Tank Cars TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, October 15, 2004 William Flynn Highway (PA 8), south of Titusville
41°34′10″N 79°41′31″W / 41.56935°N 79.69202°W / 41.56935; -79.69202 (Densmore Tank Cars)
Roadside Entrepreneurs, Invention, Oil & Gas, Railroads, Transportation
Drake Well Park Drake Well, August 2006.jpg n/a At Drake Well Museum, southeast of Titusville
41°36′42″N 79°39′27″W / 41.61168°N 79.65747°W / 41.61168; -79.65747 (Drake Well Park)
Roadside Business & Industry, Oil & Gas
Drake Well Park Oil Creek State Park Wooden Oil Tower.jpg Thursday, March 20, 1947 At Drake Well Museum, SE of Titusville
Roadside Business & Industry, Oil & Gas
First Oil Pipeline TransparentPlaceholder.png Monday, November 15, 1954 Rouseville Road (PA 227), 4 miles southwest of Pleasantville
41°32′29″N 79°36′39″W / 41.54152°N 79.61088°W / 41.54152; -79.61088 (First Oil Pipeline)
Roadside Business & Industry, Oil & Gas, Transportation
Fort Franklin TransparentPlaceholder.png Thursday, March 20, 1947 13th Street (US 322) & Franklin Avenue, Franklin
41°24′02″N 79°49′52″W / 41.40067°N 79.83112°W / 41.40067; -79.83112 (Fort Franklin)
Roadside American Revolution, Forts, Military
Fort Machault Feb27frenchfort copy.jpg Tuesday, April 8, 1969 Elk Street & 8th Street (US 322), Franklin
41°23′22″N 79°49′20″W / 41.38942°N 79.82225°W / 41.38942; -79.82225 (Fort Machault)
City Forts, French & Indian War, Military
Fort Venango TransparentPlaceholder.png Tuesday, October 10, 1972 Elk Street and 8th Street (US 322), Franklin
41°23′22″N 79°49′20″W / 41.38932°N 79.82217°W / 41.38932; -79.82217 (Fort Venango)
City Forts, French & Indian War, Military, Native American
Galena-Signal Oil Company TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, August 7, 1999 Near County Courthouse, 1140 Liberty Street, Franklin
41°23′47″N 79°49′38″W / 41.39635°N 79.82718°W / 41.39635; -79.82718 (Galena-Signal Oil Company)
Roadside Business & Industry, Oil & Gas, Railroads
George Bissell TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, October 18, 2002 Near County Courthouse in South Park, corner of Liberty & South Park Streets Franklin
41°23′48″N 79°49′37″W / 41.3967°N 79.82705°W / 41.3967; -79.82705 (George Bissell)
Roadside Business & Industry, Oil & Gas, Professions & Vocations
Henry R. Rouse TransparentPlaceholder.png Wednesday, December 11, 1996 PA 8 near south borough line of Rouseville
41°28′07″N 79°41′29″W / 41.46858°N 79.69145°W / 41.46858; -79.69145 (Henry R. Rouse)
Roadside Business & Industry, Oil & Gas, Professions & Vocations
Humboldt Refinery TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, August 3, 2001 Masonic Hall, Plumer Village along PA 227 outside Oil City
41°29′08″N 79°39′09″W / 41.48545°N 79.65248°W / 41.48545; -79.65248 (Humboldt Refinery)
Roadside Business & Industry, Invention, Oil & Gas
Jacob J. Vandergrift TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, August 3, 2001 Justus Park, Oil City
41°25′56″N 79°42′32″W / 41.432167°N 79.709000°W / 41.432167; -79.709000 (Jacob J. Vandergrift)
Roadside Business & Industry, Oil & Gas, Transportation
Jesse L. Reno (1823-1862) TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, June 20, 2014 US 62/PA 8 between 3rd & 4th Streets, Reno
41°24′35″N 79°45′09″W / 41.409817°N 79.752467°W / 41.409817; -79.752467 (Jesse L. Reno (1823-1862))
Roadside Civil War, Military, Professions & Vocations
John Dewey TransparentPlaceholder.png Sunday, July 20, 1980 At Oil City Fire Department Headquarters, Central Avenue & West 4th Street, Oil City
41°25′30″N 79°42′37″W / 41.424950°N 79.710267°W / 41.424950; -79.710267 (John Dewey)
City Education
John Franklin Carll (1826-1904) TransparentPlaceholder.png Tuesday, October 23, 2007 205 East State Street (PA 36), Pleasantville
41°35′26″N 79°34′38″W / 41.590633°N 79.577350°W / 41.590633; -79.577350 (John Franklin Carll)
Roadside Business & Industry, Medicine & Science, Oil & Gas, Professions & Vocations
John William Heisman (1869-1936) John Heisman.jpg Friday, August 28, 2009 Adjacent to Carter Field, Central Avenue & Brown Street, Titusville
41°37′40″N 79°39′54″W / 41.627651°N 79.665081°W / 41.627651; -79.665081 (John William Heisman)
Roadside Football, Sports
Johnny Appleseed JohnnyAppleseedHowe.gif Sunday, September 26, 1982 13th Street (US 322) & Franklin Avenue, Franklin
41°24′03″N 79°49′52″W / 41.400800°N 79.831050°W / 41.400800; -79.831050 (Johnny Appleseed)
City Agriculture, Folklore, Professions & Vocations
Joseph Reid Gas Engine Company TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, October 10, 1997 Intersection of Main Street (PA 8), Halyday Street & Petroleum Street, Oil City
41°25′57″N 79°42′47″W / 41.432617°N 79.713033°W / 41.432617; -79.713033 (Joseph Reid Gas Engine Company)
City Business & Industry, Oil & Gas
Oil Well Supply Company TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, October 10, 1997 East Front Street (US 62) & East First Street, Oil City
41°25′45″N 79°42′33″W / 41.4291°N 79.70908°W / 41.4291; -79.70908 (Oil Well Supply Company)
City Business & Industry, Oil & Gas
Old Garrison TransparentPlaceholder.png Thursday, March 20, 1947 10th & Liberty Streets (US 322), Franklin
41°23′35″N 79°49′31″W / 41.393100°N 79.825217°W / 41.393100; -79.825217 (Old Garrison)
Roadside Military, Military Post-Civil War
Oldest Oil Producing Well TransparentPlaceholder.png Tuesday, August 5, 1958 William Flynn Highway (PA 8) at McClintock, just S of Rouseville
41°27′32″N 79°41′24″W / 41.45902°N 79.69002°W / 41.45902; -79.69002 (Oldest Oil Producing Well)
Roadside Business & Industry, Oil & Gas
Pithole Pithole Holmden Street.jpg Saturday, December 1, 1973 Pithole Road (SR 1006) at site
41°31′30″N 79°34′55″W / 41.52487°N 79.5819°W / 41.52487; -79.5819 (Pithole)
Roadside Environment
Pithole Pithole Methodist Church.jpg Tuesday, July 1, 1986 Rouseville Road (PA 227) & Pithole Road, ~5 miles from both Pleasantville and Rouseville
41°31′02″N 79°37′09″W / 41.51713°N 79.61913°W / 41.51713; -79.61913 (Pithole)
Roadside Business & Industry, Oil & Gas
Pithole City PitholePA.jpg Tuesday, July 26, 1966 At site on Pithole Road
41°31′28″N 79°34′54″W / 41.52442°N 79.58177°W / 41.52442; -79.58177 (Pithole City)
Roadside Business & Industry, Oil & Gas
Samuel C. T. Dodd (1837-1907) TransparentPlaceholder.png Friday, November 7, 2008 1247 Liberty Street near Pennsylvania Alley, Franklin
41°23′51″N 79°49′47″W / 41.397617°N 79.829850°W / 41.397617; -79.829850 (Samuel C. T. Dodd)
City Government & Politics 20th Century, Oil & Gas, Professions & Vocations, Writers
Speechley Gas Pool Well TransparentPlaceholder.png Thursday, October 28, 1999 Fryburg Road (PA 157) & Sawtown Road, east of US 62 junction & southeast of Oil City
41°23′26″N 79°35′00″W / 41.390517°N 79.583333°W / 41.390517; -79.583333 (Speechley Gas Pool Well)
Roadside Business & Industry, Oil & Gas
Venango County Venango County Courthouse.jpg Sunday, October 18, 1981 County Courthouse, 12th & Liberty Streets, Franklin
41°23′51″N 79°49′39″W / 41.39742°N 79.82758°W / 41.39742; -79.82758 (Venango County)
City Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century
Venango Path TransparentPlaceholder.png Sunday, August 23, 1987 Old Route 8 (SR 3013) & Georgetown Road (SR 3003), just north of Wesley
41°13′56″N 79°57′23″W / 41.23233°N 79.95628°W / 41.23233; -79.95628 (Venango Path)
Roadside George Washington, Native American, Paths & Trails, Transportation

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 

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