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Petroleum is in Wells County, in the Fort Wayne metro area.
So named because it was laid out in an oil field
The latitude of Petroleum is 40.611N. The longitude is -85.15W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 860 feet.
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Wells County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Petroleum political report.
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