Buena Vista Refinery

Buena Vista Refinery (HM1HH5)

Location: McKittrick, CA 93251 Kern County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 23.862', W 119° 39.9'

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California Historical Landmark

Eight miles due west of this marker stood one of California's first commercial oil refineries. Between August 1864 and April 1867, approximately 4,000 gallons of illuminating oil produced there was shipped to San Francisco by the Buena Vista Petroleum Company. Refining operations terminated due to excessive transportation rates.
HM NumberHM1HH5
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Marker Number504
Year Placed1954
Placed ByKern County Historical Society, Miocene Parlor No.228 N.D.G.W., The Petroleum Production Pioneers, and Kern County Museum.
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 257967 N 3920409
Decimal Degrees35.39770000, -119.66500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.862', W 119° 39.9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 51.72" N, 119° 39' 54" W
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Area Code(s)661, 805
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lokern Rd, McKittrick CA 93251, US
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