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

Welcome to Smethport, Pennsylvania

Mansion District Walking Tour

 
 
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By TeamOHE, June 4, 2019
1. Welcome to Smethport, Pennsylvania Marker
Inscription.  1 McKean County Courthouse and Bucktail Civil War Monument

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

22 United

McKean County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 4, 2019
2. McKean County Courthouse
Methodist Church

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:
smethportchamber.org
smethporthistory.org
smethportpa.org
lumberheritage.org

The Victorian 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

McKean County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 4, 2019
3. McKean County Courthouse
Looking West.
in Smethport in 1906.

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: ArchitectureParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & 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);

McKean County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 4, 2019
4. McKean County Courthouse
Looking East.
American Legion Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); McKean County Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 1861: Birth of Civil War Bucktail Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smethport.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 30, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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