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

Humboldt Refinery

 
 
Humboldt Refinery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
1. Humboldt Refinery Marker
Inscription. One of the largest and most scientifically advanced petroleum refineries of its time occupied 47 acres along Cherry Run immediately northwest of this site. It was placed in operation by chemist Jon Bruns and the Lodovici Brothers in 1862. Named for the naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, it incorporated such innovations as a 2 mile oil pipeline, oil –fired boilers, and a means of producing aniline dye. The refinery remained in operation until 1868.
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 29.139′ N, 79° 39.144′ W. Marker is near Oil City, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherry Run Road (Pennsylvania Route 227) and Grandview Road, on the right when traveling east on Cherry Run Road. Click for map. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry R. Rouse (1823-1861) (approx. 2.3 miles away); Oldest Producing Oil Well (approx. 2.7 miles away); Pithole (approx. 2.8 miles away); Col. Francis "Gabby" Gabreski (approx. 4.2 miles away); First Oil Pipeline
Humboldt Refinery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
2. Humboldt Refinery Marker
(approx. 4.4 miles away); Pithole City (approx. 4.5 miles away); Charles Lockhart (approx. 4.5 miles away); a different marker also named Pithole (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oil City.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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