Name: Buena Vista Refinery
Site Number: #504
Date Visited: 07/19/2015
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: Private Plaque
Location: 900A Lokern Rd, McKittrick, CA 93251
Coordinates35.3978759,-119.6651811
Website: N/A

Description: 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.