McKean County History


Main Street, Bradford, PA
History of McKean County McKean Abstracts
Remember When (People and Places) Medical History
1941 Post Offices Mineral Sanitarium
Tuna Valley first families Post Cards
Music History ...
1946 Flood McKean County - 1850's Bank note
HISTORY EXTERNAL LINKS
Newspaper abstracts -happeningsinthehill.com
*archived site - external link
The Great Smethport Fire 1933
Smethport 1938 Newspaper Transcriptions - external link Bradford area History - external link

McKean County Pennsylvania was established March 26, 1804, being set off from Lycoming.
On December 13, 1805, Governor McKean appointed John Prevost, John Bell, and Thomas Smith trustees for the new county under the act of March 26.
                    • Keating Township was established in 1824
                    • Bradford Township in 1828
                    • Liberty in 1828
                    • Corydon in 1829
                    • Hamilton in 1834
                    • Norwich in 1835
                    • Lafayette and Eldred in 1843
                    • Hamlin in 1844
                    • Otto in 1854
                    • Annin in 1860
                    • Smethport was organized in 1853
                    • Bradford borough in 1873
                    • Foster township in 1880
                    • Eldred
                    • Kane boroughs since 1878
                    • Port Allegany was organized in 1882
                    • Kendall borough in 1881
                    • Duke Centre (since discontinued)
                    • townships established when the county was organized are Sargeant and Ceres