The Ohio Oil Boom: 1885-95

A display at the Wood County Historical Center & Museum in Bowling Green, Ohio tells stories of late nineteenth century oil wells.

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The Wood County Historical Center & Museum oil rig display. In Ohio, oil is typically found at about 1,325 feet; Pennsylvania, 1,100-1,300 feet; and Indiana, 1,600-1,800 feet. Oklahoma and Texas wells are typically 5,000-7,000 feet deep.