Details for Archer County Discovery Well (Atlas Number 5009000192)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5009000192


Marker Number 192
Atlas Number 5009000192
Marker Title Archer County Discovery Well
Index Entry Archer County Discovery Well
Address 100 S. Center St.
City Archer City
County Archer
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 534776
UTM Northing 3717318
Subject Codes oil/petroleum topics
Marker Year 1967
Marker Location Archer County Courthouse grounds, west side facing S. Center St. (SH 79)
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text M. P. Andrews No. 1, drilled in 1911, reached oil sands at 920 feet. Well first flowed oil, March, 1912, at rate of 10 barrels a day. Production in this shallow sand development area fell off when oil prices dropped, but rose after other pools in the region were tapped from 1916 to 1921. Since then, Archer County has become one of the state's most productive. The Hull-Silk-Sikes Well, 1939, opened a major field. More than 333 million barrels of crude oil have been produced by the county since 1911, with Andrews No. 1 still pumping. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967.