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Coudersport, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
David Zeisberger Marker image, Touch for more information
By Mike Wintermantel, May 28, 2011
David Zeisberger Marker
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Coudersport — David Zeisberger
Erected as a memorial to David Zeisberger, who encamped near this place on the night of October 8, 1767, when on his way from Bethlehem to the mouth of Tionesta Creek to visit the Indians on the Allegheny River. He was accompanied by two Delaware . . . — Map (db m42918) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Coudersport — David Zeisberger
Noted Moravian missionary camped near here October 8, 1767, en route from Bethlehem to found missions among the Delaware Indians to the West. He was the first white man to pass through the primeval forests of this region. — Map (db m42919) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Coudersport — Jersey Shore Pike
Lymansville was the north terminus for the early pack trail and wagon road south to Jersey Shore. In 1834 a Turnpike toll road was completed between the two points. For many years it was a major trade route. — Map (db m42874) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Coudersport — Lymansville
The pioneer settlement in this region was made here in 1808 by Major Isaac Lyman, land agent and a Revolutionary officer. The first saw and grist mill, post office, and court were also located here. — Map (db m42873) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Coudersport — Ole Bull's Colony
The 11,144 acres of land within the tract acquired by the noted Norwegian violinist in 1852 were southeast of here. Here were village sites, New Norway, Oleona, New Bergen, Walhalla, and Ole Bull's Castle. — Map (db m125157) HM
Pennsylvania (Potter County), Coudersport — Potter County
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 . . . — Map (db m39966) HM

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