The Ohio Oil Co - Marathon Oil Co / Gas Boom Era

The Ohio Oil Co - Marathon Oil Co / Gas Boom Era (HMJFQ)

Location: Findlay, OH 45840 Hancock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 2.357', W 83° 39.147'

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Side A: The Ohio Oil Company-Marathon Oil Company
Site of the first Findlay Field Office for what was to become a world-wide oil company, formerly locally owned and operated.

1887: The Ohio Oil Company was incorporated by five independent oil producers in the Lima field.
1901: J.C. Donnell elected President of The Ohio Oil Company. Company's big well, the "Hugh McMurray," comes in.
1929: Construction begins on new office building at South Main and Hardin streets.
1962: Name changed to Marathon Oil Company to reflect international operations.

Side B: Gas Boom Era
Four years (1886-1890) changed the course of history in Northwest Ohio, making Findlay an industrial center.

1884: Findlay Natural Gas Company, formed by Dr. Charles Oesterlen, brings in first commercial natural gas well.
1886: Karg Well comes in and Findlay becomes known as the "City of Light."
1887: Free fuel, free light, and free land attracts 31 industries to Findlay.
1888: Findlay becomes known as "Glass Capital of the World."
1890: Natural gas output declines. Oil production increases.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number14-32
Year Placed1987
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Guild of Hancock County and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 1:11pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 277046 N 4546507
Decimal Degrees41.03928333, -83.65245000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 2.357', W 83° 39.147'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 2' 21.42" N, 83° 39' 8.82" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 W Main Cross St, Findlay OH 45840, US
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