First Oil Well In Alabama at Gilbertown, AL

Located in Choctaw County | What you’ll find: Historical

The State of Alabama granted Hunt Oil Company a permit to drill the A. R. Jackson Well No. 1, near Gilbertown, in January 1944. When the company discovered oil in February, Alabama became an oil producing state.

Directions: Turn right on Paragon Rd. from Hwy. 17 South of Gilbertown. Go 2 miles down Paragon, marker is south of road in an open field.


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