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Rouseville, Pennsylvania: Oldest Producing Oil Well

It's been pumping oil since Aug. 16, 1861, and has become so famous that it has its own little park and parking lot.

Waitz Rd, Rouseville, PA
From Hwy 8, just south of the bridge south of Rouseville, or 2.5 miles north of the bridge into Oil City, turn west onto Waitz Rd. Drive about a hundred yards, cross the train tracks, then park in the small lot on the right. The well is there.
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Oldest Producing Oil Well.

Oldest Producing Oil Well

McClintock Well No. 1 is the Oldest Producing Oil Well in the world.

[Heidi Murdoch, 03/26/2016]

Designated an "American Treasure" by the National Parks Service in 1999. The well produces about 40 barrels a year, and is so famous that it has its own little parking lot.

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