Founding of Petrolia, The - Ontario Heritage Trust


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.


At the town hall, 411 Greenfield Street, Petrolia

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Lambton

Municipality: Town of Petrolia