(2/3 miles southwest)Completion of The Westbrook Field T&P No. 1 oil well in 1920 signaled the beginning of commercial oil production in the Permian Basin. In the rush of oil activity that followed, the P.C. Coleman No. 1 Well was drilled on land owned by Dr. Preston C. Coleman, physician, civic leader and promoter of early oil development in Mitchell County. Completed in January 1923, the well was a slow producer. After nitroglycerine was used to temporarily increase production, the well was capped with a cedar stump. Frank Kelley, landman for the Magnolia Oil Co., removed the stump in 1925, and the well began flowing again. When occasional pumping yielded only small amounts of oil, Magnolia abandoned it in 1940.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14H E 307406 N 6402176|
|Decimal Degrees||32.50101667, -101.05003333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 30.061', W 101° 3.002'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 30' 3.6600" N, 101° 3' 0.1200" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Ranch Rd 1229, Colorado City TX 79512, US|
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