Signs of History

McKEAN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Formed March 26, 1804 out of Lycoming County. Named for Gov. 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.  City type: County Courthouse, US 6 in Smethport.

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THOMAS L. KANE ( City type: 30 Chestnut St. (Kane Memorial Chapel), Kane.)
SENECA SPRING ( PA 321 S of Kane.)
KINZUA VIADUCT ( City type: Kinzua Bridge State Park, off SR 3011 former LR 42044) 3.5 miles NE  of Mount Jewett.)
SMETHPORT ( US 6 at Courthouse, Smethport.)
"THE BUCKTAILS" ( US 6 at Courthouse, Smethport.)
TIDEWATER PIPE CO. ( PA 445, .3 mile SW of Coryville.)
ST. MARY'S CHURCH ( Newell Creek Rd. at church, off PA 155 NE of Turtlepoint.)
MT. EQUITY PLANTATION  ( PA 155, 3 miles NW of Port Allegany.)
PORT ALLEGANY ( US 6, .2 mile W of & at square, Port Allegany.)
ALLEGHENY PORTAGE  ( Junction US 6 & PA 155, Port Allegany.)
CERES ( PA 44 near Ceres at bridge.)

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