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.
Address:
Waitz Rd, Rouseville, PA
Directions:
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.
Admission:
Free
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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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