Oil Region

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The Oil Region is an unofficial region in the western part of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania that encompasses the land in and around the Oil Creek valley.[1] It is so named because it includes the first oil fields discovered in the United States (see History of the petroleum industry in the United States).

The Drake Well Museum[2][3] and Oil Creek State Park are located in this region, and it is encompassed by the Oil Region National Heritage Area.[4]

Cities

Boroughs

Villages

Ghost Towns

References

  1. Shaw, L. C.; W. F. Busch (June 1984). Pennsylvania Gazetteer of Streams, Part II. Water Resources Bulletin. 16. Prepared in Cooperation with the United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Department of Forest and Waters. p. 270.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. ""Drake Well"". Friends of Drake Well, Inc. and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved 2007-11-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Pennsylvania Trail of History". Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Archived from the original on 2007-10-15. Retrieved 2007-11-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. http://www.nps.gov/oire/index.htm


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