First Producing Oil Well in Coke County - Silver, Coke County, Texas
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Directions: 1 mile east of Silver at intersection of FM 1672 and SH 208
Marker #: 5081001855
Year Dedicated: 1968
Size, type: 18" x 28"
Last reported condition: Redo
First Producing Oil Well in Coke County - Sun Oil Company's well - No. 1 Allen Jameson -- was staked in Sept. 1946, and struck oil Nov. 17. Intermittent drilling had gone on in Coke County for 30 years, but this discovery began a county-wide oil boom. Drilled by the Dallas firm of Roberts & Hawkins, the well hit pay dirt at 6,230 feet in fossil-bearing limestone 280 million years old. In a 24-hour test it flowed 168 barrels. Coke County recently ranked among the top quarter of oil-producing counties in Texas, with its 18 fields exceeding 6.4 million barrels annually. (1968)
Decimal degrees:  N 32.070654   W -100.664723
Degrees, minutes: N 32 04.239   W 0100 39.883
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 342869, Northing 3549479
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