Venango County Historical Society

Atlas of the Oil Region

The Cities, Oil Creek and Cherry Run

PO Box 101    301 South Park Street    Franklin, Pennsylvania  16323

The Cities, Oil Creek and Cherry Run

 

The Atlas of the Oil Region of Pennsylvania was published in 1865 by F.W. Beers, A.D. Ellis and G.G. Soule.  The detailed maps of each of the two larger cities in Venango County - Oil City and Franklin - and the Oil Creek and Cherry Run maps show individual properties and the locations of each of the many petroleum-based companies - a new industry that was established in the Oil Region as a result of Colonel Edwin L. Drake's discovery of a way to pump oil out of the ground.

 

 

 

 

About VCHS

The Venango County Historical Society is housed in the Egbert-Mullins-Koos House. The home was built in 1859. VCHS has exhibit space, a research library, collections storage space, and archival storage. We serve the community by preserving the history important to us. 

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