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

Smethport

 
 
Smethport Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2012
1. Smethport Marker
Inscription.  County seat for McKean County since 1807, when land agent Francis King surveyed town lots. The first cabin was built in 1811 by Arnold Hunter; but permanent settlement was delayed until 1822. First courthouse built in 1827.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1807.
 
Location. 41° 48.579′ N, 78° 26.847′ W. Marker is in Smethport, Pennsylvania, in McKean County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 6), on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Located on right side of front steps of 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. American Legion Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); McKean County (a few steps from this marker); "The Bucktails" (a few steps from this marker); 4 Courthouses on Smethport's "Public Square"
Smethport Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2012
2. Smethport Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); McKean County Civil War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Smethport Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); 1861: Birth of Civil War Bucktail Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Smethport, Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smethport.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to Smethport, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on September 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Smethport Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner
3. Smethport Marker
Wide view of marker showing McKean County Courthouse in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on December 25, 2016, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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May. 25, 2022