Signs of History


Formed March 12, 1800 out of Allegheny and Lycoming counties. The name (an  Indian term) refers to French Creek. Franklin, county seat, as laid out in 1795.  It became a city in 1868, as did Oil City in 1871. At Drake Well the oil industry  was born, 1859.  City type: County Courthouse, 1Qth & Liberty Sts., Franklin.

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 VENANGO PATH ( Intersection SR 3013 (old PA 8) & SR 3003 just N of Wesley.)
 JOHNNY APPLESEED ( City type: 13th St. (US 322) & Franklin Aye., Franklin.)
 FORT FRANKLIN ( 13th St. (US 322) & Franklin Aye., Franklin.)
 OLD GARRISON ( 10th & Liberty Sts. (on U .S. 322), Franklin.)
 FORT MACHAULT ( City type: 8th & Elk Sts. (on US 322), Franklin.)
 DRAKE WELL PARK ( US 322 at Cranberry.)
 JOHN DEWEY ( City type: Central Aye. & W. 4th St., Oil City.)
 OLDEST PRODUCING OIL WELL ( PA 8 just S of Rouseville.)
 PITHOLE ( Intersection PA 227 & SR 1006 former LR 60049) 5.6 miles SW of Pleasantville.)
 PITHOLE CITY ( At property on SR 1006.)
 FIRST OIL PIPELINE ( PA 227, 4 miles SW of Pleasantville.)
 DRAKE WELL PARK ( At Drake Well Museum SE of Titusville.)

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