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Titusville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tidewater

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
1. Tidewater Marker
Inscription.  In 1865, Titusville residents Byron Benson, Robert Hopkins and David McKelvy started a sawmill in Enterprise (located just outside Titusville) to finance their drilling operation; which they named the Enterprise Oil and Lumber Company.

In November 1878 they formed the Tidewater Pipe Company and began building the first pipeline that would transport oil across hundreds of miles over the Appalachian mountains in a six-inch pipe to "Tidewater” (i.e Atlantic Seaboard)

The vision and hard work paved way for an expansion beyond pipelines and renamed it as Tidewater Associated Oil Company in 1881.

Tidewater was best known for its Flying A-branded products and gas stations, and for Veedol motor oil, which was known throughout the world.

Titusville's Benson Library was built by Byron Benson's children in memory of their parents.
 
Location. 41° 37.095′ N, 79° 40.27′ 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
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By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
2. Tidewater Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oil Creek (here, next to this marker); Atlantic Motor Oil (here, next to this marker); Amalie (here, next to this marker); Ida Tarbell (here, next to this marker); Wolf's Head Oils and Lubes (here, next to this marker); Valvoline (here, next to this marker); Standard Oil Company (a few steps from this marker); Penn-Drake Motor Oils (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Also see . . .  (Et)4Pb. (Submitted on May 21, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
3. Tidewater Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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