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Findlay in Hancock County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Early Beginnings

 
 
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By TeamOHE, May 27, 2020
1. Early Beginnings Marker
Inscription.  Findlay, Ohio, and Marathon Petroleum Corporation share a history that is inextricably intertwined. What began as a small upstart company named The Ohio Oil Company in Lima, Ohio, in 1887 was purchased by Standard Oil in 1889, and a Findlay field office was established.

When the Supreme Court broke Standard Oil apart in 1911, a newly independent Ohio Oil decided to keep its headquarters in Findlay.

The company's name changed to Marathon Oil in 1962 to tie the corporate name with its retail presence. As the company grew and evolved, generations of management continued to choose to stay in Findlay and enabled the community to grow and prosper.

Likewise, Marathon Petroleum's distinctive corporate culture has been shaped by the values of generations of employees who passed through the office at the corner of Main and Hardin Streets. It also came from the character of Findlay itself- resulting in a company that conducts its business with integrity, believes in the value of its people, and is a good neighbor in the community.
 
Erected by Marathon Petroleum Company

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By TeamOHE, May 27, 2020
2. Early Beginnings Marker
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 2.131′ 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. Donnell Legacy (here, next to this marker); Findlay and Beyond (here, next to this marker); Growing Pains (here, next to this marker); Independent Company (here, next to this marker); Names Will Change (here, next to this marker); Versatile Hydrocarbon (a few steps from this marker); Refineries Multiply (a few steps from this marker); Marketing Petroleum (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Findlay.
 
Early Beginnings Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 27, 2020
3. Early Beginnings Marker
 
 
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 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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