Union City Area Historical Markers

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Union City Area Historical Markers
By Chris Lash
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Recently the state of Pennsylvania added numerous new historical markers in Erie County. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, who does the selection, also has a database of all the historical markers in the state. Through their site, we researced the historical markers in the Union City area, The list includes a little historical information on the markers.

Drake Well Park
Dedicated: Wednesday, November 20, 1946
County: Erie
Marker Type: Roadside
Categories: Business & Industry, Oil & Gas

Location: PA 8 just S of US 6, at S end of Union City

Marker Text: Near Titusville. The Park and Museum are owned by the State. On the site Col. Edwin Drake struck oil Aug. 27, 1859, marking the birth of the petroleum industry. Historical and museum material center.

Ida M. Tarbell
Dedicated: Thursday, September 28, 1950
County: Erie
Marker Type: Roadside
Categories: Abraham Lincoln, Oil & Gas, Women, Writers

Location: PA 8, just S of Hatch Hollow Rd., between Wattsburg & Union City

Marker Text: Noted writer; biographer of Lincoln, historian of Standard Oil; born Nov. 5, 1857, in her grandfather’s log home at Hatch Hollow, about two miles to east. She died Jan. 6, 1944, at Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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