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Muskogee in Muskogee County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

State's Earliest Oil Refinery

 
 
State's Earliest Oil Refinery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 10, 2014
1. State's Earliest Oil Refinery Marker
Inscription.

Muskogee Oil Refining Company, organized in March 1905, built a finishing plant near this site in November, 1904. It soon was producing lamp kerosene, lubricating oil and industrial fuel - the beginning of oil refining in Oklahoma, a leading industry today.
 
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 73.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 35° 43.693′ N, 95° 24.146′ W. Marker is in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in Muskogee County. Marker is on 32nd Street (U.S. 54/69) 0.2 miles north of Hancock Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at a roadside pullout. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 South 32nd Street, Muskogee OK 74401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas-Foreman House (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Davis (approx. 5.5 miles away); Oklahoma's First Baptist Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Wigwam Neosho (approx. 7.2 miles away); Chief Pushmataha (approx. 7.2 miles away);
State's Earliest Oil Refinery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 10, 2014
2. State's Earliest Oil Refinery Marker
Looking north
Tullahassee Mission (approx. 7.2 miles away); Texas Road (approx. 9.1 miles away); 1st Regiment Kansas Colored Volunteers (approx. 14.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Muskogee.
 
Also see . . .  "Petroleum" in Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture. (Submitted on April 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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