Neodesha, Kansas: Norman No.1 Oil Well and Museum

67 ft. derrick replica created in 1961 and placed on site of big 1892 oil discovery. Museum covers local history, oil industry, clowns, WPA doll collection, medical and dental instruments.

Norman 1 Oil Well Museum

Address:
106 S 1st St., Neodesha, KS
Directions:
Northeast corner of Mill/US Hwy 75 and First St.
Phone:
620-325-5316
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Norman No. 1 Oil Well and Museum

The Norman No. 1 Oil Well is in Neodesha. It is an important part of history. Our atlas had it, so we stopped and really enjoyed the well and the museum.

[Ted Taylor, 08/30/2014]

Oil was discovered in blacksmith T. J. Norman's garden in 1892, site of the "First Commercial Oil Well in the Mid-Continent Oil Field."

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