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Venango County, Pennsylvania

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  • Alexander Edward Kahle (1885 - 1951)
    The Derrick, Oil City Pa., Weds., Jan. 17 1951: " PROMINENT KNOX RESIDENT IS DEAD Alex E. Kahle, 65, of Knox, a retired businessman of that community, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Franklin hospital...
  • Dr. Harold H. Kahle, M.D. (1881 - 1954)
    The Derrick, Oil City Pa., Weds., June 2 1954: " DR. H. KAHLE, LEEPER, DIES Dr. (H.H.) Harold Hurlburt Kahle, 72, Leeper physician, died Tuesday morning in the Kane Community hospital following an exte...
  • Dr. Ivan Dana Kahle, M.D. (1875 - 1959)
    The Derrick, Oil City Pa., Saturday, Jan. 3 1959: " RITES SET SUNDAY FOR DR. KAHLE Knox - Funeral services for Dr. I. Dana Kahle, prominent Knox physician, who died Thursday, will be held at 2:30 p.m. ...
  • Clinton John Chamberlain (1855 - 1927)
    Son of Benjamin and his first wife, Eva Surrena Grew up in Red House, NY area. Married Emma Stoddard about 1877 Their children: Grace B. and Minnie May Chamberlain Occupation: Farmer
  • Col John Swayze McCalmont, (USA) (1822 - 1906)
    CIVIL WAR VETERAN Residence: Franklin,Venango Co,PA. Enlistment Age-39. Occupation: Lawyer and Judge. He was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York. Jul 1,1838 to 1842, he gr...

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Official Website

Venango County was created on March 12, 1800. The name "Venango" is derived from the Native American name of the region, Onenge, meaning Otter. This was corrupted in English as the Venango River. The settlement at its mouth was likewise called Venango, and is the site of present-day South Side of Oil City.

Venango County was home to an oil boom in the years following discovery of natural oil (petroleum) in the mid-1850s.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Boroughs

  • Barkeyville
  • Clintonville
  • Cooperstown
  • Emlenton (part)
  • Franklin (County Seat)
  • Oil City
  • Pleasantville
  • Polk
  • Rouseville
  • Sugarcreek
  • Utica

Townships & Communities

Allegheny | Bredinsburg | Canal | Cherrytree | Clinton | Cornplanter | Cranberry | Dempseytown | Fertigs | French Creek | Hannasville | Hasson Heights | Irwin | Jackson | Kennerdell | Mineral | Oakland | Oil Creek | Petroleum Center | Pinegrove | Plum | President | Raymilton | Rockland | Sandycreek | Scrubgrass | Seneca | Siverly | Venus | Victory | Woodland Heights




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Venango County Historical Society

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