California's First Drilled Oil Wells

California's First Drilled Oil Wells (HMZ2B)

Location: Petrolia, CA 95558 Humboldt County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 19.463', W 124° 17.225'

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California's first drilled oil wells producing crude to be refined and sold commercially were located on the north fork of the Mattole River approximately three miles east of here. The old Union Mattole Oil Company made its first shipment of oil from here in June 1865 to a San Francisco refinery. many old well heads remain today.
HM NumberHMZ2B
Marker Number543
Year Placed1955
Placed ByCalifornia State Park Commission in cooperation with the Eureka Oil Information Committee and the Western Oil and Gas Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 9:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 390655 N 4464556
Decimal Degrees40.32438333, -124.28708333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 19.463', W 124° 17.225'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 19' 27.78" N, 124° 17' 13.50" W
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Area Code(s)707
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 165-173 Sherman Ave, Petrolia CA 95558, US
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