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Oil City is the largest city in Venango County in the Erie Region of Pennsylvania.

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Oil City grew large once oil was struck in Titusville. If was ffounded in 1860 on the site of a Seneca Indian village. It burgeoned as an oilcentre after the drilling of the world's first oil well (in 1859) at Titusville, about 16 miles up Oil Creek. Incorporated as a borough in 1862, it became a city in 1871 after merging with Venango City.


  • 1 Oil Creek State Park, 305 State Park Rd.    
  • Samuel Justus Recreation Trail.


  • 1 Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry, 270 Seneca St, +1 814-676-2007.
  • Hasson Park. Hasson Park is 48 acres of open and forested land containing many activities for the public. Hiking trials wind through the park amid a collection of rare rhododendron which are abundant with blooming color in the spring. A playground is located centrally and pavilions are available for picnics and parties. Immediately adjacent to Hasson Park is the public swimming pool, DekHockey rink, Skate Park, and ball fields.


  • Arts in the Park:. Friday evening concerts July through August.
  • Oil Heritage Festival (OHF), Oil City. July. Car show, artisan & fine crafts fair, children's events, concerts, parade and fireworks.


  • The Cranberry Mall (Oil City Mall), 6945 US Route 322, Cranberry Township. Movie theatre and 60 stores.


  • famoores Family Restaurant, 18 East First Street, Oil City Pa 16301, +1 814-676-4789.
  • Karma Coffee Company, 237 Seneca Street Oil City Pa 16301, +1 814-493-8628.
  • Northside Eatery, 219 Seneca Street, +1 814-493-8068.



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Routes through Oil City
YoungstownFranklin  W   E  WarrenBuffalo
ErieTitusville  N   S  FranklinPittsburgh

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