Overton, Texas: The Discovery Well

A tombstone-like roadside monument marks the first production oil well in the largest oil field in the world.
Address:
County Rd 4136, Overton, TX
Directions:
From the intersection of Hwys 42 and 64 in Turnertown, drive east on Hwy 64 for three miles. Turn left at the post office onto CR 4105/Miller Ranch Rd. Drive a little over a mile, through several turns (Follow blue signs for Discovery Well). Turn right onto CR 4136. Drive a half-mile. You'll see the monument and well on the left.
Admission:
Free
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Oil monument.

Daisey Bradford No. 3

A monument marks the first production oil well in the largest oil field in the world. Brought in September 1930.

[Vince, 05/16/2015]

The tombstone-like monument has been standing since 1936, in a surprisingly woodsy spot for an oil field.

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