Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Smethport in McKean County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

McKean County

 
 
McKean County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 4, 2004
1. McKean County Marker
Inscription.  Formed March 26, 1804 out of Lycoming County. Named for Governor Thomas McKean. Smethport, the county seat, was incorporated 1853; here the "Bucktails," famed Civil War regiment, assembled in 1861. Oil, gas and lumber spurred the county's early economic growth.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommercePolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 26, 1750.
 
Location. 41° 48.581′ N, 78° 26.834′ W. Marker is in Smethport, Pennsylvania, in McKean County. Marker is on Grand Army of the Republic Highway (U.S. 6), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 West Main Street, 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. 4 Courthouses on Smethport's "Public Square" (here, next to this marker); Smethport Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); "The Bucktails"
McKean County Marker in front of Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, May 29, 2010
2. McKean County Marker in front of Courthouse
McKean County Marker in background on the right and the "The Bucktail" marker is in foreground on left.
Click or scan to see
this page online
(a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Smethport, Pennsylvania (a few steps from this marker); Smethport (a few steps from this marker); 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.
 
Also see . . .  McKean County, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
4 Courthouses on Smethport's "Public Square" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2012
3. 4 Courthouses on Smethport's "Public Square"
McKean County Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2012
4. McKean County Civil War Monument
McKean County Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2012
5. McKean County Civil War Monument
They gave their lives that their country might live.
To the defenders of their country of the county of McKean, this monument is affectionately dedicated.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 24, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on April 21, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=39885

Paid Advertisements
 
 

May. 25, 2022