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Corry in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Joshua M. Merrill

(1828-1904)

 
 
Joshua M. Merrill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 20, 2013
1. Joshua M. Merrill Marker
Inscription. Lead chemist and manager of Downer Oil Works, built nearby in 1862 following discovery of oil near Titusville. Merrill’s refining breakthroughs included an illuminating oil safer than kerosene for use on railroads and steamships and in factories. He also developed deodorized lubricating oils for machinery, opening new world markets in the late 1860s. Merrill was an award recipient at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia.
 
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 55.266′ N, 79° 38.443′ W. Marker is in Corry, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on Center Street (Pennsylvania Route 426) 0.1 miles north of Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corry PA 16407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oil Creek Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Climax Locomotives (approx. 0.2 miles away); Creation of the Pennsylvania Game Commission (approx. 0.3 miles away); Corry State Fish Hatchery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Robert Houghwout Jackson
Joshua M. Merrill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 20, 2013
2. Joshua M. Merrill Marker
(approx. 7.4 miles away); Old State Line (approx. 10.3 miles away); Panama Rocks (approx. 13.1 miles away in New York); Colt's Station (approx. 16.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corry.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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