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Bradford in McKean County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bradford Oil Refinery

 
 
Bradford Oil Refinery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2015
1. Bradford Oil Refinery Marker
Inscription. One of the oldest refineries in continuous production in the United States was founded near here in 1881 by pioneer independent oilmen Robert Childs, Eli Loomis, and William Willis. The original refining capacity was 10 barrels a day. One-hundred twenty-five years later, the refinery processed over 9000 barrels daily, purchasing more than three million barrels of Pennsylvania Grade crude oil annually, most of it from wells within 125 miles.
 
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 58.014′ N, 78° 37.676′ W. Marker is in Bradford, Pennsylvania, in McKean County. Marker is on North Kendall Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 46) 0.1 miles north of Limestone Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bradford PA 16701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holley Motor Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Settlement of Knapp Creek (approx. 7.1 miles away in New York); Rixford World War I Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); The School in the Forest (approx. 7.8 miles away
Bradford Oil Refinery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2015
2. Bradford Oil Refinery Marker
in New York); Allegany State Park's Fancher Cabin (approx. 10 miles away in New York); Stoddard Hollow (approx. 10.5 miles away in New York); Allegany Veterans Memorial (approx. 11 miles away in New York); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 11.2 miles away in New York).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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