Names Will Change
In 1982, preventing a takeover bid by Mobil, USX Corporation bought Marathon Oil. Still based in Findlay, it then operated as a subsidiary of USX until 2002, when it was again spun off into an independent, publicly traded company.
Corporate headquarters were moved to Houston in 1990. The "downstream” refining, marketing and transportation business remained based in Findlay, and the company then joined forces with Ashland Oil Inc. to form Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC in 1998.
In 2005, Marathon Oil bought out Ashland's interest and the downstream segment was named Marathon Petroleum Company.
The names have changed. The one
constant has been the company's
corporate presence in Findlay.
Erected by Marathon
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 41° 2.129′ N, 83° 39′ W. Marker is in Findlay, Ohio, in Hancock County. Marker is on S. Main Street (Ohio Route 37), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Findlay OH 45840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Independent Company (here, next to this marker); Growing Pains (here, next to this marker); Findlay and Beyond (here, next to this marker); Donnell Legacy (here, next to this marker); Early Beginnings (here, next to this marker); Versatile Hydrocarbon (here, next to this marker); Refineries Multiply (here, next to this marker); Marketing Petroleum (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Findlay.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 15, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.