Galeton in Potter County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In the early 1900s, a thriving lumber industry had transformed Galeton into the biggest city in Potter County. More than 30 trains stopped in Galeton each day, carrying people and goods across America. Shops, hotels, restaurants, and theaters crowded Main Street where you now stand, humming with activity.
By 1915, few merchantable trees remained, and Galeton's lumber boomtown days ended. The town turned to other industries to maintain its vitality, including manufacturing and tourism. Today, the forest remains a cornerstone of Galeton life for residents and visitors alike.
Walk Through History
Stop by one of our local businesses to pick up a self-guided tour brochure, showcasing more than 50 of Galeton's historic sites. Along the way, you'll visit such memorable buildings as the tannery general store (right). Built in the 1880s by the Gale family, the historic store remains a landmark local business. Galeton's history is still in the making-come take part in our vibrant community
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Location. 41° 44.119′ N, 77° 38.711′ W. Marker is in Galeton, Pennsylvania, in Potter County. Marker is on Grand Army of the Republic Highway (U.S. 6) 0.1 miles west of Bridge Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galeton PA 16922, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Built From The Forest (here, next to this marker); Pine Creek Gorge (approx. 9½ miles away); United States Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 9½ miles away); Pine Creek (approx. 10.2 miles away); Nessmuk (approx. 10.2 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 10.3 miles away); Ole Bull's Colony (approx. 10½ miles away); David Zeisberger (approx. 13.8 miles away).
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers •
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.