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Nellie Johnstone #1

200 N Cherokee

Visitors to historic Johnstone Park can enjoy viewing a replica of the Nellie Johnstone #1, the first commercial oil well drilled in what is now the state of Oklahoma on April 15, 1897. The replica marks the spot of the original site. The Nellie Johnstone #1 gets its name from a young Delaware Indian maiden who owned the land on which the well was discovered.  Currently there is a new Visitor's Center design that is and official project of the Oklahoma Centennial Commemoration and is funded in part through a grant made possible by the Oklahoma Legislature.  The area will be called Discovery 1 Park.  A new animated derrick will be the centerpiece for Discovery 1 Park.

Image courtesy bartlesvillehistory.com


Image of Nellie Johnstone #1.
Nellie Johnstone #1
200 N Cherokee,
Bartlesville, OK 74003
Phone: 918-338-4116
Hours: Monday - Sunday:
6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m