(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 shipping depots. In 1877 he consolidated much of the oil pipeline industry into his United Pipe Lines, which he merged in 1881, into the National Transit Company, part of Rockefeller's Standard Oil holdings.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 12:50am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 607863 N 4587537|
|Decimal Degrees||41.43216667, -79.70900000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 25.93', W 79° 42.54'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 25' 55.80" N, 79° 42' 32.40" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 113 Veterans Memorial Bridge, Oil City PA 16301, US|
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