thursday, december 14, 2017
a project of the Smethport Hamlin Memorial Library

IMAGINE an historic, iconic, hillside village, almost secretly tucked away in the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds, wrapped in hardwood forests
& wrapped around a lake/park in its center. Trails lead out from every direction just waiting to be explored. You've discovered Smethport, Pennsylvania Wilds!


SMETHPORt, pennsylvania wilds

RANDOM TOUR
McKean County Courthouse
Main Street  300 Block
Historic Crosby, PA Tour
Historic Hazelhurst, PA Tour
Historic Port Allegany, PA Tour
West Main Mansion Tour
Begin Orlo Hamlin Home
West Main Mansion Tour
Begin Byron Hamlin House
Main Street 400 Block 
Business District Tour
Arrive at the BB& K 
RR Depot 
 
Mechanic Street Tour
Historic Coryville Tour
Historic Farmer's Valley, PA
Bootlegging/Prohibition Stories
 
WOW: 360° Quicktime Movies - Look up, down & all around
William Halsey Wood: St. Lukes 360 Quicktime Movie - check this out!
700 Block Quicktime Movie: 360 View!
900 Block: View from Roof Top 600 Block Quicktime Movie: 360 View!

Ghost Towns, Lost Towns Tours of McKean County

lost Norwich, PA Tour
McKean County's Premier LOST Town
Nearly Lost Betula, PA Tour
lost Keystone, PA Tour
Historic Clermont, PA Tour
lost Quinton, PA tour
Interactive Clermont Cemetery

Download PDF
"Lost Town of Norwich"
printable, mailable
"exploration pamplet"

 
The Lost, Drowned Towns Tours of Elk County
Straight, ,PA (Elk County)
Instanter, PA  (Elk County)
The Masterful Photography of Lester Jordan, Jr.       Not  Interactive
W-O-W: Scenic, Famous  SMETHPORT, Pennsylvania 
Smethport NOW page 1
Smethport NOW page 2
If we come HOME to Smethport.....WHERE DO WE STAY ?
The Smethport Motel

ABOUT THIS PROJECT, etc.
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
PROJECT CONTRIBUTORS
from Smethport's Past
PLANET EARTH NOW STUDENTS
SPECIAL PROJECTS
TEAMS
200 Hour Club- Students (above & beyond class time)
100 Hour Club- Students (above & beyond class time)
Greater Smethport Contributors
Community Above & Beyond
PROJECT DEDICATION
R.C. GLEASON 1895
VETERAN'S DEDICATION
 

BUY & RESTORE a Piece of Smethport & McKean County, PA

Contractors & Owners IDEA PAGE: 
Victorian Renovation IDEAS for 2002 Smethport buildings
LINKS:  Contractors & Owners IDEA PAGE: 
Victorian Renovation PRODUCT  LINKS
Chosen Acres Realty

MAP LOCATIONS

Where IS Smethport
any way ?
Colegrove, PA
to Crosby, PA
Colegrove, PA to 
Hamlin  Station, PA
Colegrove to Clermont, PA
WNY & PA RR
Marvindale, Kasson, PA
to Clermont, PA  Shawmut RR
Smethport to Marvindale, PA
Shawmut RR
Clermont Interactive Map
Street & building Layout
Betula Interactive Map
Street & building Layout
historic SMETHPORT 
Street MAP
 Clermont, PA to Quinton, PA
         

VANISHED RAILROAD DEPOTS

B, B & K RR
Smethport, PA  Depot
Smethport-Kushequa 
RR Depot
Smethport, PA
Pittsburg (NOT Pittsburgh)  Shawmut & Northern RR 
Smethport, PA  Depot
Pittsburg (NOT Pittsburgh)  Shawmut & Northern Railroad
Clermont Depot
 combined WNY & PA  & the
Coudersport & Port Allegany RR Depot
WNY & PA RR
East Smethport Depot
WNY & PA RR
Crosby Depot
WNY & PA RR
Colegrove Depot
WNY & PA RR
Clermont Depot
 Bradford, Bordell, & Kinzua RR
Ormsby, PA Depot
Bradford, Bordell, & Kinzua RR
Kinzua Junction, PA  Depot
Norwich, PA
Potato Creek RR Depot
Historic Kinzua Bridge Tour
1900 Kinzua Viaduct Reconstruction Tour
Tour Kinzua Viaduct After Reconstruction
Kinzua Bridge Collapse

Historic GLASS FACTORIES to Launch Your TOUR
Smethport Glass Factory
Smethport, PA
Smethport Bottle Company
Haines Flint
Berney Bond Glass
Smethport Cut Glass
Company
Smethport, Pa
Olean Glass Company
Port Allegany, PA
Allegany Window Glass Company 
Port Allegany, PA
Appert Glass Company 
Mississippi Glass Company 
Port Allegany, PA
 Hazel Hurst Glass Co.
Healy Glass Co. 
Hazel Hurst, PA
Bond Glass Company
Berney-Bond Glass Co.
Hazel Hurst, PA
Interstate Glass Company
Hazel Hurst, PA
Keystone Glass Company
Hazel Hurst, PA

other Historic MANUFACTURING/ INDUSTRIAL to Launch Your TOUR
Smethport Cutlery Company
Smethport, PA
Marvel Specialty Toy Company
early Smethport Specialty
Smethport, PA
Smethport Specialty Toy Co.
mid years & Wooly Willy
Smethport, PA
Clermont Tile Company
Kaul Clay
Clermont, PA
 National Transit Company
Pumping Station
Colegrove, PA
Gum Boot Mines
Clermont, PA
Big Soldier's Mine
Clermont, PA
Buffalo Coal Company
Clermont, PA

Historic WOOD RELATED INDUSTRIES to Launch Your TOUR
S.F. Gifford
Saw Mill #1 Hamlin Lake
Smethport, PA
S.F. Gifford 
Saw Mill # 2
Smethport, PA
(East) Smethport Wood Chemical Co.
East Smethport, PA
Heinemann Wood
Chemical Co.
Crosby/ Newerf, PA
Keystone Wood
Chemical Co, 
Keystone, PA
Heinemann Sawmill
East of Crosby, PA at Walcott Brook & White Hollow
FC Olds Sawmill 
East of Crosby, PA
Heinemann Sawmill
Colegrove, PA
Betula, PA
Stave Mill
Norwich, PA
Goodyear Lumber Mill
  Norwich, PA
Kindling Mill
 Logging Operation
2001
Keystone Wood Chemical
even tour INSIDE
lost Keystone, PA

HOTELS to Launch Your TOUR


Grand Central Hotel
Smethport, PA
Imperial Hotel
Smethport, PA
Wright House Hotel
Smethport, PA
Bennett House Hotel
Smethport, PA
Pierce House Hotel
Smethport, PA
Commercial House Hotel
Smethport, PA
Hotel Butler
Port Allegany, PA
Canoe Place Inn
Port Allegany, PA
Sartwell House
Port Allegany, PA
Clermont House
Clermont, PA
Bayer House Hotel
Clermont, PA
Eckhart Hotel
Hazel Hurst, PA
 
Hotel Hazel
Hazel Hurst, PA

Historic CHURCHES to Launch Your TOUR

 St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Smethport, PA
1st 1878 St. Elizabeth 
Catholic Church
Smethport, PA
post fire 1905 St. Elizabeth
Catholic Church
Smethport, PA
historic Lutheran Church
Smethport, PA
Swedish Mission Church
Smethport, PA
1st historic Baptist Church
Smethport, PA
2nd historic Baptist Church
Smethport, PA
historic Methodist Church
Smethport, PA
Clermont Methodist Church
Clermont, PA
Clermont Catholic Church
Clermont, PA
Clermont Lutheran  Church
Clermont, PA

Hazelhurst MethodistChurch,
Hazelhurst, PA

Methodist Church
Port Allegany, PA
Methodist Church
Norwich, PA
Catholic Church
Norwich, PA
Methodist Church
Betula, PA
Evangelical United Brethren Church
Coryville, PA
Colegrove Union Church
Colegrove, PA

Historic BUSINESSES & PUBLIC BUILDINGS & PLACES  to Launch Your TOUR
2nd McKean County 1853 Courthouse
Construction of 3rd 1880 McKean County Courthouse
1881 McKean County Courthouse

1940 McKean County Courthouse FIRE

1942 McKean County Courthouse
America's First Christmas Store
Smethport, PA
inside Armstrong Drug Store
Smethport, PA
inside Gleason-Lemmler Harness shop
Smethport, PA
Anderson Toy Store
Colegrove, PA
C.A. Anderson General Store
Colegrove, PA
Brasted Bakery
Smethport, PA
P.D. Hopkins General Store
Smethport, PA
1905 McKean County Fairgrounds Tour
1909 Hull's Department Store
Norwich, PA
Historic 1882 Kinzua Viaduct Tour
1900 Kinzua Viaduct Reconstruction Tour
Kinzua Viaduct After Reconstruction
   
         
Smethport Garage
 Pickersgill Bakery
Smethport, PA
 
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Send E-Mail, scanned photos, contributions, hot tips, and comments for
"SMETHPORT & Surrounding McKean County HISTORY
to project@smethporthistory.org

Planet Smethport

c/o Ross Porter - Planet Smethport Project Director
Hamlin Memorial Library
P.O. Box 422 Smethport, Pennsylvania US 16749


Buy Timeless Home- Smethport, PA ©2003
Ross Porter, Editor; James Herzog; David Johnson;
Les Jordan Jr.; Mary Pierotti


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