In November, 1879, the National Transit Company began Leasing Land in Vienna Township from approximately twenty-three landowners for the purpose of installing five six-inch I.D. oil lines that would run from Texas to New Jersey. These underground pipelines may be viewed above ground on the east side of Youngstown-Kingsville Road (State Route #193), south of Vienna Center, as they enter the Squaw Creek Country Club property. Oil flowed through these lines until they began to rupture sometime before 1968. Oil could be seen above ground at various points. These five lines are no longer used and stand empty. In the latter years of their service, they were called collectively the Buckeye Pipeline.
The following list enumerates the landowners who leased their land to the National Transit Company and the dates upon which these individual leases were created.
The five old oil pipelines entered Vienna Township through the Chauncey Dunlap farm in Lot $40 as they left Howland Township on the west. The pipelines left Vienna through Lot #2 on the east through t e Clark farm as they entered Brookfield Township.
About the year 1993 a new five-inch line was installed beside the old pipelines. This new line contains a fiber optic cable and extends from Cleveland, Ohio, to New York City.
This entry is adapted from Fred L. Martin, "Vienna Pipelines," in Vienna, Ohio, "Where We Live and Let Live": Town 4, Range 2 of the Connecticut Western Reserve (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1999), pp. 250-251.