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

Smethport

 
 
Smethport Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission marker series.
 
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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McKean County (a few steps from this marker); "The Bucktails" (a few steps from this marker); Tidewater Pipe Company (approx. 5.6 miles away); Mount Equity Plantation (approx. 7 miles away); Forces of Nature
Smethport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2012
2. Smethport Marker
(approx. 8 miles away); Kinzua Bridge (approx. 8 miles away); Kinzua Viaduct (approx. 8 miles away); Commerce to Collapse (approx. 8 miles away). 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.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Smethport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner
3. Smethport Marker
Wide view of marker showing McKean County Courthouse in background
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 3 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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