Oklahoma's First Commercial Oil Well


Nellie Johnstone No. 1, first commercial oil well in Indian Territory, completed April 15, 1897, by the Cudahy Oil Co., on the south bank of the Caney River. Site is 3.1 mi. N. W. of this marker.

Oklahoma Historical Society and
State Highway Commission 1963
Metal highway marker on U.S. Highway 75 east of Bartlesville,OK
No GPS Location Mapped
Exploring Oklahoma History
Nellie Johnstone No. 1 ** (added 1972 - Structure - #72001077) Also known as First Commercial Oil Well in Oklahoma
Johnstone Park, Bartlesville

Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Industry
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Owner: Local Gov't
Historic Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction
Historic Sub-function: Extractive Facility
Current Function: Landscape, Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Museum, Park