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Oil City in Venango County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jacob J. Vandergrift

(1827-1899)

 
 
Jacob J. Vandergrift Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
1. Jacob J. Vandergrift Marker
Inscription. A leader in transforming the shipment of oil - by river, by rail, and ultimately by pipeline. Vandergrift arrived in Oil City, 1861, as a river captain. Beginning in 1868, Vandergrift, Forman and Company, laid miles of pipe to move oil from wells to shipping depots. In 1877 he consolidated much of the oil pipeline industry into his United Pipe Lines, which he merged in 1881, into the National Transit Company, part of Rockefeller's Standard Oil holdings.
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 25.93′ N, 79° 42.54′ W. Marker is in Oil City, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Seneca Street and Elm Street. Click for map. Located by the Allegheny River in Justus Park. Marker is in this post office area: Oil City PA 16301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Commemoration of the Gift (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Cornplanter (about 600 feet away); Cornplanter (about 600 feet away); Patrick C. Boyle (about 600 feet away); Charles Lockhart
Jacob J. Vandergrift Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
2. Jacob J. Vandergrift Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Oil Well Supply Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Reid Gas Engine Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Dewey (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Oil City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jacob J. Vandergrift - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on June 7, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Jacob J Vandergrift at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Jacob J. Vandergrift Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
3. Jacob J. Vandergrift Marker
Jacob J. Vandergrift image. Click for full size.
4. Jacob J. Vandergrift
From Oil150.com website
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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