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Coudersport in Potter County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Potter County

 
 
Potter County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 30, 2008
1. Potter County Marker
Inscription. Formed March 26, 1804 from Lycoming County, and fully organized in 1835. Named for Revolutionary hero General James Potter. An early center of the lumbering and tanning industries. Coudersport, the county seat, was laid out in 1807; incorporated 1848.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 46.481′ N, 78° 1.219′ W. Marker is in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, in Potter County. Marker is on 2nd Street (U.S. 6) 0.1 miles west of East Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 2nd Street, Coudersport PA 16915, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David Zeisberger (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named David Zeisberger (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lymansville (approx. 1.9 miles away); Jersey Shore Pike (approx. 3.2 miles away); Austin Flood Disaster (approx. 9.1 miles away); Allegheny River (approx. 9.3 miles away); a different marker also named David Zeisberger (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Bayless Pulp and Paper Mill (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coudersport.
 
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Potter County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 28, 2011
2. Potter County Marker
In front of Potter County Courthouse

1. Potter County, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on January 25, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Coudersport, PA. (Submitted on January 25, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Potter County - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Potter County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 3, 2004
3. Potter County Courthouse
Courthouse Top Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 4, 2004
4. Courthouse Top Statue
Potter County's Seth Iredell Nelson, "King Hunter of the Sinnemahoning," image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1900
5. Potter County's Seth Iredell Nelson, "King Hunter of the Sinnemahoning,"
In the 1800s, prolific hunters shared the same celebrity among rural Pennsylvanians that outstanding athletes enjoyed among city dwellers. One of central Pennsylvania's most famous big game hunters, Potter County's Seth Iredell Nelson (b. 1809) kept a game book that included hundreds of panthers, wolves, and elk, and thousands of deer, bears, wildcats, and other animals that he killed during his long career in the Pennsylvania big game fields. After his death in 1905 Nelson was buried on top of Karthaus Mountain, overlooking the one-time hunting paradise he had once roamed. From Henry Shoemaker, Pennsylvania Deer and Their Horns Reading Pa.: Faust Pub. Co., 1915.
 
 
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 491 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on January 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on January 24, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 24, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on January 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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