Jacob J. Vandergrift

Jacob J. Vandergrift (HMST0)

Location: Oil City, PA 16301 Venango County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 25.93', W 79° 42.54'

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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.
HM NumberHMST0
Year Placed2001
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 12:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 607863 N 4587537
Decimal Degrees41.43216667, -79.70900000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 25.93', W 79° 42.54'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 25' 55.80" N, 79° 42' 32.40" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 113 Veterans Memorial Bridge, Oil City PA 16301, US
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