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

Titusville Oil Exchange

 
 
Titusville Oil Exchange Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
1. Titusville Oil Exchange Marker
Inscription. The industry's first permanent oil exchange was organized in 1871 by producers, refiners, dealers, brokers. Starting in the American Hotel on this spot, it moved to other sites; returned here in a new three-story brick building, 1881. Dissolved 1897; building razed 1956.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 37.588′ N, 79° 40.479′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on West Spring Street just east of S. Washington St.., on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Between South Washington and Exchange Place. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville PA 16354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Titusville Trust Company, 1919 (a few steps from this marker); Titusville Iron Company, 1860 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Western NY and PA Railway Freight Station, 1892 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oil Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Titus Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ida M. Tarbell (approx. 0.4 miles away); John A. Mather (approx. 0.4 miles away); Titusvillia Drakei Caster (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Titusville Oil Exchange Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
2. Titusville Oil Exchange Marker
<i>Titusville, Pa. Post Office</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Cohn and OakLeaf, Stationers. Punlished by Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1905
3. Titusville, Pa. Post Office
Although the card indicates that this is the Tistusville post office, the building is the Titusville Oil Exchange, as indicated by the tablet above the third floor .beltline. (Click on picture to enlarge.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 15, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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