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City Directories

Benson Memorial Library Offerings:

  • Crawford County Directories (including Meadville) for: 1871-1872, 1874, 1879-1880, 1889-1890, 1897-1898, 1899-1900, and 1909-1910 (on microfiche)
  • Franklin/Oil City Directories for: 1870-1885 (partial, on microfiche)
    Titusville City Directories for: 1866-1959 (on microfiche), 1960-modern (in print)

Note: City Directories are available for in-library use only.

For assistance locating city directories available at Benson Memorial Library, please contact:  Jessica Hilburn,  jessica.hilburn@ccfls.org


Drake Well Museum Offerings:

  • Business Directory Titusville, Oil City, Meadville, Corry, Warren: 1894-95
  • Crawford County: 1871-72, 1874, 1879-80, 1891
  • Directory of Oil Men: 1902
  • French Creek, Oil & Alleghany Valleys: 1869-70
  • Pennsylvania Business Directory: 1865-66
  • Pennsylvania Oil Region (includes area boomtowns): 1869, 1872-73
  • Titusville: 1865, 1869, 1871, 1873-74, 1876-77, 1882-83, 1890-91, 1893, 1895, 1897, 1904, 1906, 1908-16, 1918-19, 1922, 1926, 1932, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1956, 1959, 1963, 1980, 1987, 1991, 1999, 2000

Note: Directories at Drake Well are available in the Research Library by appointment only.


Titusville Historical Society Offerings: 

  • Titusville City Directories (often including Grand Valley, Hydetown and Pleasantville):1918, 1922, 1926, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1948, 1950, 1954, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1952, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976
  • Venango County: 1898

Note: Directories are available at the Titusville Historical Society Heritage Center, 126 W. Spring St, Saturday and Sunday, 1-3 pm, or by appointment.