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

Judah Colt House

c. 1820

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 12, 2019
1. Judah Colt House Marker
Inscription.  Hon. Judah Colt (1761-1832), one of Erie County's earliest citizens, settled at Colt Station, 1796, as the agent for Pennsylvania Population Co., the county's first land developer. Moved to Borough of Erie, 1804, serving as Burgess, 1813 & 1820-21. He built this Federal style house about 1820 at the S.W. corner of E. 4th & French Sts. where he entertained Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), June 3, 1825, during his celebrated visit to U.S. Also, home to nephew Hon. Thomas G. Colt (1805-1861), last Burgess and, in 1851, first mayor for newly incorporated City of Erie. House moved c. 1890 to 345 E. Front St. due to its poor condition, was dismantled and rebuilt here in 2018.

Reconstructed by Erie Insurance

 
Erected by Erie County Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 7.976′ N, 80° 4.791′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on German Street north of East 5th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 East 5th Street, Erie PA 16507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 12, 2019
2. Judah Colt House Marker
distance of this marker. von Buseck House (a few steps from this marker); Brewery Lane (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Conrad-Brevellier Houses (about 700 feet away); Pennsylvania National Guard (about 700 feet away); Kennedy Double House (about 800 feet away); Kennedy Row Houses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Presque Isle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brewster House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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