Oil City, Wisconsin

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Coordinates: 43°45′02″N90°35′12″W / 43.75056°N 90.58667°W / 43.75056; -90.58667
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of Wisconsin.svg  Wisconsin
County Monroe
Elevation
270 m (886 ft)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
GNIS feature ID1570758 [1]

Oil City is an unincorporated community in the Town of Sheldon in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States. It was the site of a nineteenth-century oil swindle. It is located about halfway between Wilton and Ontario on WI-131.

A cemetery in the area, known either as the Sheldon Township Cemetery or the Oil City Cemetery, was used from the 1860s to the early 1900s. It was plowed over by a local farmer in the 1940s; while the cemetery has since been restored, many of the original headstones are now gone. [2]

Notes

  1. "Oil City". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey.
  2. Sheldon - Cemetery Index, Monroe County, Wisconsin WI

Further reading

Coordinates: 43°45′02″N90°35′12″W / 43.7506°N 90.5867°W / 43.7506; -90.5867



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