Founding of Petrolia, The - Ontario Heritage Trust

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Founding of Petrolia, The

The first oil well at Petrolia was brought into production in 1860 and by the middle of the decade the village had become the major oil-producing centre in Canada. Phenomenal gushers like those at Oil Springs were never struck here but the Petrolia wells yielded a steady output of oil for many years.

Location

At the town hall, 411 Greenfield Street, Petrolia

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Lambton

Municipality: Town of Petrolia

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