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Meadville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Crawford County

 
 
Crawford County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
1. Crawford County Marker
Inscription. Formed March 12, 1800 from Allegheny County. Meadville, in 1788, was the first permanent settlement in northwest Pennsylvania. In 1842 the nation's first direct primary was held here. Cradle of the oil and zipper industries. Named for Colonel William Crawford.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 38.303′ N, 80° 8.974′ W. Marker is in Meadville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on Main Street (Diamond Park) north of East Cherry Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Main Street splits at Diamond Park. Located in front of the Crawford County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 903 Diamond Park, Meadville PA 16335, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Raymond Philip Shafer (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of the Direct Primary (within shouting distance of this marker); Chamber of Commerce (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Unitarian Church (about 400 feet away); First Christian Church (about 500 feet away); The Spirella Company
Crawford County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
2. Crawford County Courthouse
(about 800 feet away); Library Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roddy Law Office (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meadville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Crawford County Government. (Submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Crawford County - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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