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Historical Markers in Oil City, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Venango County, PA (69) Butler County, PA (51) Clarion County, PA (29) Crawford County, PA (140) Forest County, PA (16) Mercer County, PA (95) Warren County, PA (33)  VenangoCounty(69) Venango County (69)  ButlerCounty(51) Butler County (51)  ClarionCounty(29) Clarion County (29)  CrawfordCounty(140) Crawford County (140)  ForestCounty(16) Forest County (16)  MercerCounty(95) Mercer County (95)  WarrenCounty(33) Warren County (33)
Franklin is the county seat for Venango County
Oil City is in Venango County
      Venango County (69)  
ADJACENT TO VENANGO COUNTY
      Butler County (51)  
      Clarion County (29)  
      Crawford County (140)  
      Forest County (16)  
      Mercer County (95)  
      Warren County (33)  
 
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1Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — Charles Lockhart(1818-1905)
The largest crude oil refiner in Pittsburgh in the 1860s. Lockhart, Frew and Company merged its seven refineries with Standard Oil in 1874. Lockhart served on the board, managing 80% of United States oil refining, transport, and marketing. One of . . . Map (db m42922) HM
2Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — Col. Francis "Gabby" Gabreski(1919-2002)
A US Air Force pilot, he was a leading fighter ace during WWII and the Korean War. He taught fighter tactics to his pilots as squadron commander. He was highly decorated by the US and its allied partners. The son of Polish immigrants, he was born . . . Map (db m59074) HM
3Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — Cornplanter
The Principle Chief of the Seneca People Also known as Gyantwachia ("The Planter") 1732? - 1836 On March 16, 1796 the Pennsylvania Legislature granted Cornplanter a tract of land at the confluences of the Allegheny River and Oil Creek, the . . . Map (db m64965) HM
4Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — Cornplanter
A diplomat and defender of Seneca land and culture, Cornplanter allied the Iroquois Confederacy with the fledgling US after fighting for the British during the American Revolution. He arbitrated conflicts between Native Americans and settlers, . . . Map (db m114605) HM
5Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — H. McClintock Farm
Arriving in the Oil Creek valley in 1796, Hamilton McClintock, Sr. purchased a 400-acre tract of land for farming. To his good fortune, the property boasted a productive, natural oil spring. Like the Seneca who inhabited the land before him, . . . Map (db m133599) HM
6Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — Humboldt Refinery
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 . . . Map (db m64958) HM
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7Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — Hyde & Egbert Farm, and the McCray Tract
Two of the most notable farms at Petroleum Centre – the richest producing area in 1866 – were the McCray Farm on the high bluff behind the Oil Creek State Park Office , and the Hyde and Egbert Farm at its base. Companies and individuals . . . Map (db m134838) HM
8Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — In Commemoration of the Gift
In commemoration of the gift of 303 acres of land now occupied by the city of Oil City, and located at the mouth of the Allegheny River by Thomas Mifflin, as the first Governor of Pennsylvania, to Cornplanter, Chief of the Seneca Indians on March 6, . . . Map (db m65534) HM
9Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — In Memory of Cornplanter1735 - 1836
John O'Bail Chief of the Seneca Indians Who for services rendered the State of Pennsylvania at the close of the Revolution was created by Governor Mifflin in 1789 the land on which this part of Oil City is situated.Map (db m64967) HM
10Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — Jacob J. Vandergrift(1827-1899)
A leader in transforming the shipment of oil - by river, by rail, and ultimately by pipeline. Vandergrift arrived in Oil City, 1861, as a river captain. Beginning in 1868, Vandergrift, Forman and Company, laid miles of pipe to move oil from wells to . . . Map (db m42924) HM
11Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — John Dewey
After graduation from the University of Vermont in 1879, the noted philosopher, liberal, and advocate of progressive education (1859-1952) taught for the first two years of his distinguished career at Oil City's first high school, located on this . . . Map (db m42927) HM
12Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — Joseph Reid Gas Engine Company
Founded in Oil City, 1894, it produced engines for pumping oil wells. Its popular single piston engine was used worldwide by the oil industry. The company closed in 1939.Map (db m42928) HM
13Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — McClintock Well #1Producing Oil Since 1861
Designated as an American Treasure by the National Park Service in 1999, McClintock #1 is a shallow, stripper well- one of many independently owned - that produce a few barrels (bbls) daily, but together generate around 30% of American oil. In . . . Map (db m133603) HM
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14Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — McClintock's StoryOwners and Producers from 1859 to 2000
Brewer, Watson & Company signed the first oil lease for land with Hamilton McClintock in 1869 and began drilling in 1860. On May 6, 2000, the oil well they drilled in 1861 was accepted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in recognition of the . . . Map (db m133605) HM
15Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — Oil Well Supply Company
Founded nearby in 1878, it was a leading manufacturer of oil well machinery and supplies, serving the oil industry across the globe. By the early 1900s, employment peaked at 2,000. In 1930 it became a subsidiary of United States Steel.Map (db m42932) HM
16Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — Patrick C. Boyle(1846-1920)
An early oil scout and pioneer oil industry journalist, editor, and publisher. He owned and managed The Derrick newspaper and The Oil and Gas Journal, shaping them into nationally influential petroleum industry trade publications. . . . Map (db m64926) HM
17Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — Pithole
Created in 1865 by the discovery of oil. Within a few months it was a boom town of 15,000 with banks, churches, hotels, newspaper, post office, water system, and railroad. Oil wells began to go dry in less than a year, and in time only excavations . . . Map (db m64959) HM
18Pennsylvania (Venango County), Oil City — Rynd Farm
In 1800, Irish immigrant Ambrose Rynd purchased a 500-acre tract of land in the Oil Creek from the Holland Land Company. He built a cabin on the property and dedicated the rest of his life to farming the land. Nearly 60 years later, his grandson . . . Map (db m133607) HM
 
 
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Sep. 25, 2022