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

McKean County

 
 
McKean County Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "The Bucktails" (a few steps from this marker); Smethport (a few steps from this marker); Tidewater Pipe Company (approx. 5.6 miles away); Mount Equity Plantation (approx. 7 miles away); Forces of Nature (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 . . .  McKean County, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
McKean County Marker in front of Courthouse image. Click for full size.
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.

 
Categories. Industry & CommercePolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Civil
 
4 Courthouses on Smethport's "Public Square" image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2012
3. 4 Courthouses on Smethport's "Public Square"
McKean County Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 31, 2012
4. McKean County Civil War Monument
McKean County Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
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. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 33 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.
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