Coal Oil Johnny's

The Stories of Venango County

Coal Oil Johnny's

Oil City, Pennsylvania 16301, United States

Created By: Venango Tours


Relocated to this location from across the creek, this home features interpretive panels detailing the travels of the man who spent his entire oil fortune in a year. Coal Oil Johnny the multi-millionaire was born John Washington Steel, a humble farm boy. Once oil was found on his property, he amassed a fortune of over $8 million by modern reckoning, spending all of it in less than one year as he earned the moniker and became a byword for the eccentricities of the wealthy. To schoedule a tour of the house, contact the Oil Region Alliance.

Check out the Legend of Coal Oil Johnny for more information.

This point of interest is part of the tour: The Stories of Venango County


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