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Near Oil City in Venango County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Humboldt Refinery

 
 
Humboldt Refinery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
1. Humboldt Refinery Marker
Inscription.  One of the largest and most scientifically advanced petroleum refineries of its time occupied 47 acres along Cherry Run immediately northwest of this site. It was placed in operation by chemist Jon Bruns and the Lodovici Brothers in 1862. Named for the naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, it incorporated such innovations as a 2 mile oil pipeline, oil –fired boilers, and a means of producing aniline dye. The refinery remained in operation until 1868.
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 41° 29.139′ N, 79° 39.144′ W. Marker is near Oil City, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherry Run Road (Pennsylvania Route 227) and Grandview Road, on the right when traveling east on Cherry Run Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oil City PA 16301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
Humboldt Refinery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
2. Humboldt Refinery Marker
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as the crow flies. McClintock-Steele-Waitz House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rynd Farm (approx. 2.2 miles away); Henry R. Rouse (1823-1861) (approx. 2.3 miles away); Coy Coquette Locates Gusher (approx. 2½ miles away); Hyde & Egbert Farm, and the McCray Tract (approx. 2.6 miles away); Toll Bridge (approx. 2.6 miles away); McClintock's Story (approx. 2.7 miles away); McClintock Well #1 (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oil City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 1, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Jun. 28, 2022