Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 83002083
Historic Name WHEELER NO 1 OIL WELL
Description of Significance WHEELER NO 1 OIL WELL WAS THE FIRST WELL DRILLED IN THE CUSHING OIL FIELD OF OKLAHOMA. DISCOVERY OF OIL AT THIS LOCATION INCREASED SPECULATION THROUGHOUT THE AREA AND LED TO THE GROWTH OF THE COMMUNITY. ULTIMATELY, THIS FIELD PRODUCED MORE THAT TWO-THIRDS OF THE HIGH GRADE REFINEABLE CRUDE OIL THEN BEING PRODUCED IN ALL OF NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA. LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER 3/14/1983.
Current Name SAME
Address NEAR STATE HIGHWAY 99
City DRUMRIGHT
County CREEK
Lot
Block
Current Section NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 32
Township 18N
Range
Type STRUCTURE
Historic Function INDUSTRY/PROCESSING/EXTRACTION
Current Function INDUSTRY/PROCESSING/EXTRACTION
Area Signficance 1 INDUSTRY
Area Significance 2
Date Prepared 1980
Year Built 1911
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder
Architectural Style
Roof Material N/A
Wall Material N/A
Window Material N/A
Door Material N/A
Decorative Details N/A
Condition EXCELLENT
Comments
Restricted N