McClintock Well #1

The Stories of Venango County

McClintock Well #1

Oil City, Pennsylvania 16301, United States

Created By: Venango Tours


Drilled two years after the Drake Well in August of 1861 by Brewer, Watson and Company, who leased the land on the Hamilton McClintock Farm, the McClintock Well #1 is the oldest continuously producing oil well in the world, Producing oil for more than 150 years, this well is still pumped by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, who has owned it since 2000. You can buy bottles of oil from this well at the Drake Well Museum. The McClintock Well site also serves as a trailhead for the McClintock Trail.

For more information, check out the Historical Marker Database listing.

Source: Oil Region National Heritage Area Driving Tour

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


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