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

Williamsport

 
 
Williamsport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 24, 2011
1. Williamsport Marker
Inscription.  Laid out 1795 by Michael Ross. Incorporated as a borough 1806; as a city 1866. At one time a leading lumber center of the nation. Trade and travel for over a century.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1795.
 
Location. 41° 15.021′ N, 76° 58.901′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and River Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Washington Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 River Avenue, Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin Heck Crever (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fultz Quadrangle (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oliver Sterling Metzler Memorial Gate (approx. one mile away); Ross/Brown Homes (approx. one mile away); Old Main
Wide view of the Williamsport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 24, 2011
2. Wide view of the Williamsport Marker
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(approx. one mile away); Preachers' Aid Society (approx. one mile away); Kenneth L. Cooper Band Shell (approx. 1.1 miles away); Repasz Band (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Williamsport Begins | News of Yesteryear. American history is filled with rags-to-riches stories of great achievers and great personages, and local history is no exception. Michael Ross, the reputed founder of the City of Williamsport, is one of those stories. (Submitted on June 28, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. City of Williamsport - History. (Submitted on June 28, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. Williamsport - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Williamsport image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 3, 2001
3. Williamsport
Looking from Bald Eagle Mountain across the Susquehanna River valley to Williamsport and the neighboring communities.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on June 19, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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