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Mansfield in Tioga County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rural Electrification

 
 
Rural Electrification Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 27, 2008
1. Rural Electrification Marker
Inscription. In 1936 seventy-five percent of Pennsylvania farms had no electric service. During the next five years, with Federal support, 14 consumer-owned cooperatives were formed in the State. Tri-county Rural Electric Cooperative, serving much of north-central Pennsylvania from Mansfield, was incorporated October 24, 1936.
 
Erected 1986 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 48.468′ N, 77° 4.691′ W. Marker is in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, in Tioga County. Marker is on North Main Street (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in front of the Tri-County Rural Elective Cooperative building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 North Main Street, Mansfield PA 16933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mansfield Soldiers Orphan School (within shouting distance of this marker); Corning & Blossburg Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp of the Pioneers (approx. 1.8 miles away); Williamson Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); Blossburg Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.9 miles away); Coal in Tioga County
Rural Electrification Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 27, 2008
2. Rural Electrification Marker
(approx. 9.4 miles away); William B. Wilson (approx. 9.8 miles away); Coal Discovery (approx. 9.9 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Mansfield.
 
Also see . . .  And So We Are Getting "Electric". (PDF) The Steadman Manuscript. A rather quaint account of the arrival of electrical services in the rural areas of North-Central Pennsylvania. Many of the issues and problems discussed in the account seem trivial to us today. Yet some of the issues of public works projects are analogous to similar programs today. (Submitted on December 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & Commerce
 
The Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative Building Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 27, 2008
3. The Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 636 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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