Welcome to Smethport, Pennsylvania
Mansion District Walking Tour
2 St. Luke's Episcopal Church
3 John Forrest Mansion 620 West Main Street
4 Byron Delano Hamlin Mansion 619 West Main Street
5 Charles Sartwell Mansion 708 West Main Street
6 State Senator H.H. Redfield Mansion 703 West Main Street
7 Judge Joseph Bouton Mansion 707 West Main Street
8 W.J. Milliken Residence 716 West Main Street
9 Henry Hamlin Mansion 808 West Main Street
10 Taylor/Young Mansion 807 West Main Street
11 Delano R. Hamlin Mansion 820 West Main Street
12 John C. Hamlin Residence 904 West Main Street
13 McCandless Mansion 905 West Main Street
14 Orlo J. Hamlin Mansion 911 West Main Street
15 Rose Mansion 916 West Main Street
16 R.E. Burdick Residence 1002 West Main Street
17 Delano R. Hamlin-First Residence 1109 West Main Street
18 Christian Herzog Residence 1199 West Main Street
19 Chester King Residence 1225 West N. Main St
20 David Sterrit/John Nevin Apple 802 West King Street
21 C.D. Comes Mansion 608 West King Street
23 The Upper Tavern 407 Church Street
24 McKean County Jail Building McKean County Historical Society Old Jail Museum
25 Sheriff Roswell Sartwell Mansion 412 West King Street
26 Brownell Mansion 309 State Street
27 Taylor Residence 402 West Green Street
28 F.D. Gallup Mansion 306 West Green Street
29 W.D. Gallup Mansion 302 West Green Street
30 St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church
31 Robert King Residence 110 West Main Street
32 Charles McKean Mansion 102 West Main Street
Other Historic Properties
1A William A. Williams
102 East Main Street
1B Hamlin Lake
1C William Specht Residence 307 South Mechanic Street
1D Dr. S.D. Freeman Residence
17 Rosehill Avenue
1E Medbury House & Underground Railroad Station 606 East Main Street
For Additional Information:
Smethport Mansion District
Birth of the Smethport Mansion District
Smethport Firsts, Famous & Fun Facts:
In 1894, then resident, Henry Hamlin was the wealthiest private banker in the U.S.
Wooly Willy, a popular children's magnetic tay, was created in Smethport.
The first automated bowling pin setter was invented
In 1861, the famous American Civil War Bucktail Regiment was formed in Smethport.
In 1807 Dutch land surveyors selected
Smethport as northwest Pennsylvania's most
perfect town site. Vast tracts of timber, rich oil
reserves and the arrival of rail transportation
propelled McKean County's economy to
skyrocket in 1870. By the 1880s Smethport's
Mansion District was in full construction.
Hamlin Lake, located in the center of
the village,invites visitors to picnic, hike,
fish, kayak or canoe.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 41° 48.576′ N, 78° 26.825′ W. Marker is in Smethport, Pennsylvania, in McKean County. Marker is on W. Main Street, on the right when traveling west. On the grounds of the McKean County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smethport PA 16749, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smethport Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); "The Bucktails" (a few steps from this marker); McKean County (a few steps from this marker); 4 Courthouses on Smethport's "Public Square" (a few steps from this marker); Smethport (within shouting distance of this marker);
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