Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Titusville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pennzoil & South Penn

 
 
Pennzoil Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
1. Pennzoil Marker
Inscription.  
The Pennzoil brand comes from a long history of foundings and mergers that date back to 1886 when local men Henry Suhr, Samuel Justus, and Louis Walz founded the Penn Refining Company

In 1914, Penn Refining merged with Germania Refining Company, renaming the company Penn-American in 1917. Seven years later, Penn-American merged with the Oil City Oil and Grease Company to form the Pennzoil Corporation.

South Penn Oil Company was created in 1889 by Standard Oil in response to what Standard perceived as a serious threat from the Producers Protective Association to its supply of crude in the Appalachian Field. South Penn was led by Titusville oilman Joseph Seep.

By the end of 1891, the firm had purchased several oil producers including Union Oil and Midland Oil -- both owned by the McKinney brothers of Titusville.

South Penn bought 51% interest in Pennzoil in 1925, increasing their ownership to 84% in 1953, and subsequently 100% in 1955.

Pennzoil and South Penn's Corporate Headquarters were located in Oil City at the Drake Building until 1965
 
Location. 41° 
Pennzoil & South Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
2. Pennzoil & South Penn Marker
37.088′ N, 79° 40.271′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on Smock Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 8), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville PA 16354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union 76 Gasoline (here, next to this marker); Texaco (here, next to this marker); Spindletop (here, next to this marker); Sterling Oil (here, next to this marker); Quaker State Motor Oil (here, next to this marker); Gulf (here, next to this marker); Penn-Drake Motor Oils (here, next to this marker); Sun Oil Co./Sunoco (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Additional keywords. Petroleum
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
More. Search the internet for Pennzoil & South Penn.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   2. submitted on May 17, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A wide shot of the marker and its surroundings. • Can you help?
Paid Advertisement