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Oil Region

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Oil Region

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]




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  1. ^ Shaw, L. C.; W. F. Busch (June 1984). Pennsylvania Gazetteer of Streams, Part II. Water Resources Bulletin 16. Prepared in Cooperation with the  
  2. ^ ""Drake Well"". Friends of Drake Well, Inc. and the  
  3. ^ "Pennsylvania Trail of History". Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Archived from the original on 2007-10-15. Retrieved 2007-11-09. 
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