Muskogee in Muskogee County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
State's Earliest Oil Refinery
Muskogee Oil Refining Company, organized in March 1905, built a finishing plant near this site in November, 1904. It soon was producing lamp kerosene, lubricating oil and industrial fuel - the beginning of oil refining in Oklahoma, a leading industry today.
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 73.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1905.
Location. 35° 43.693′ N, 95° 24.146′ W. Marker is in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in Muskogee County. Marker is on 32nd Street (U.S. 54/69) 0.2 miles north of Hancock Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is at a roadside pullout. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 South 32nd Street, Muskogee OK 74401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas-Foreman House (approx. 2 miles away); Hitching Post Stone (approx. 2.1 Midland Valley Station (approx. 2.1 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 2.1 miles away); Muskogee Lodge #28 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Severs Block (approx. 2.3 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Honor Heights Park (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muskogee.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.