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
Oil City, Wisconsin is located in the US
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