The Santa Rita No 1 Oil Well was amont the earliest major finds of oil in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico, which spurred on the exploration and development of the industry in the region. Discovered by the Texon Oil and Land Company in 1923, its reservoir lay in the 'Big Lime' dolomitic sands just above the 3050-foot level.
312-, 398 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78701, United States
Santa Rita No. 1 Oil Well and Nearby Attractions on Map
Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue(2.4 km)
The bronze statue of blues guitar great and six-time Grammy winner Stevie Ray Vaughan on the Lady Bird Lake Trail along the south shore of Town Lake is a popular tourist attraction.
The Texas State Capitol(0.8 km)
Is a must-see for new visitors to Austin.
East Sixth Street(2 km)
If you're into the bar and club scene, head to Sixth Street during the later hours for a wide selection of venues, many of which also feature live music.
Battle Hall(0.8 km)
The Spanish Renaissance style Battle Hall building with a red tile roof and limestone walls houses the Architecture and Planning Library, the Alexander Architectural Archive and the Center for American Architecture of the University of Texas.
Oakwood Cemetery(1.1 km)
Oakwood Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Austin, and the final resting place of several notable personalities including Civil War General Thomas Green, 2-time Texas Governor Elisha Pease, and the city's first African-American councilman Henry Madison.
St. David's Episcopal Church(1.4 km)
Texas State Cemetery(1.7 km)
The Texas State Cemetery is the final resting place of governors, senators, legislators, Congressmen, judges and other Texans who made a significant contribution to the history of the state.
Blanton Museum of Art(0.3 km)
The permanent collection comprises an impressive range of European art by important artists such as Rubens, Lorrain, and Guercino, as well as a selection of American and Latin American artworks.
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