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First Oil Well In North America
Caldwell, OH     43724
Drilled in 1814 in an effort to find salt, Silas Thorla and Robert McKee struck oil where deer were know to lick. At first the substance was a nuisance and bottled for tonic, then later used as heating and lamp oil. The site was recently certified by the State of Ohio as a Great Ohio Adventure of Learning and is marked by an Ohio Historical Marker. The site has also been featured on PBS Television.
Address: SR 78,  Noble County
Phone: 740-732-5288
Email: [email protected]
Web site:
Directions: Just 1 1/2 miles East of Caldwell, Ohio's I-77 Exit 25 on SR 78 and at the junction of SR 564.

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