Barnsdall, Oklahoma: World's Only Main Street Oil Well

Literally in the middle of Main Street; the road splits to pass around it.
Address:
Main St., Barnsdall, OK
Directions:
On Main St. between 8th and 9th Sts. Just west of where Hwy 11 turns north off of Main St. and onto 8th St.
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Main Street Oil Well. World's Only Main Street Oil Well

This oil well is in the middle of main street in Barnsdall. It has a sign which says that it is the only main street oil well in the world. Anyone can visit at any time, since it is in the street. It is just the pump jack part of the oil well, with no tall oil derrick, but it's certainly unusual.

[Kathy Doss, 04/18/2004]

Sept. 2004 - David Carlson sent this image of "Barnsdall, OK, oil well's small horse head pump at west end of Main St. The small weather-worn sign below the red and white sign says 'This Unit Starts Automatically.'" Depth - 1,771 Feet.

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