First Producing Oil Well

First Producing Oil Well (HM1KF4)

Location: Robert Lee, TX 76945 Coke County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 4.245', W 100° 39.872'

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In Coke County

Sun Oil Company's well - No. 1 Allen Jameson - was staked in Sept. 1946 and struck oil Nov. 17.
     Intermittent drilling had gone on in Coke County for 30 years, but this discovery began a county-wide oil boom.
     Drilled by the Dallas firm of Roberts & Hawkins, the well hit pay dirt at 6,230 feet in fossil-bearing limestone 280 million years old. In a 24-hour test it flowed 168 barrels.
     Coke County recently ranked among the top quarter of oil-producing counties in Texas, with its 18 fields exceeding 6.4 million barrels annually.
HM NumberHM1KF4
Marker Number1855
Year Placed1968
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, May 8th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 342887 N 3549489
Decimal Degrees32.07075000, -100.66453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.245', W 100° 39.872'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 14.7" N, 100° 39' 52.32" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Ranch Rd 1672, Robert Lee TX 76945, US
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