Region National Heritage Area tells the stories of Colonel Edwin
Drakes drilling of the worlds first successful commercial
oil well in 1859 and the legacy of the petroleum industry, which
even now continues to shape daily life, industry, economy, society,
and politics. The Oil Region, comprised of Venango County, Oil Creek
Township in eastern Crawford County, and the City of Titusville,
Pennsylvania, includes oil artifacts, scenic Victorian valley and
riverbed communities, plateau developments, farmlands and woodlands,
and industrial landscapes. Today visitors enjoy heritage attractions,
warm hospitality, and four seasons of outdoor recreation in the
valley that changed the world.
An amendment to the 2004
Management Plan Update is being prepared to incorporate changes
required by the National Heritage Area designation. Please select
this link (2006 NHA Management
Plan Amendment) to review the schedule and scope of this work,
to review interim products, and to make comments on this work.
This website provides an introduction
to the Oil Region NHA as well as background information and links
to other content about our plan, our activities, and related topics.
This website was last updated on
February 8, 2006