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Encyclopedia > Meadville, Pennsylvania
Meadville
Location in Crawford County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°38′32″N 80°8′51″W / 41.64222, -80.1475
Country Flag of the United States United States
State Flag of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
County Crawford
Founded 1788-05-12
Government
 - Mayor Richard A. Freidberg
Area
 - City  4.4 sq mi (11.3 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 13,685
 - Density 1,375.5/sq mi (531.2/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
Website: www.cityofmeadville.com

Meadville is the county seat of Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA. The city is generally considered part of the Pittsburgh Tri-State and is within 20 miles of Erie, Pennsylvania. It was the first permanent settlement in northwest Pennsylvania. The population was 13,685 at the 2000 censusGR6. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 452 pixelsFull resolution (2454 × 1387 pixel, file size: 136 KB, MIME type: image/png) A map of Crawford County showing Meadville, Pennsylvania highlighted on the map. ... Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Crawford_County. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Image File history File links Flag_of_Pennsylvania. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Image File history File links Crawford_County_PA_seal. ... Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... The Pittsburgh Tri-State is the U.S. region that is centered around the transportation, medical, academic, economic, media and federal resources based in Pittsburgh. ... “Erie” redirects here. ...

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History

Meadville was founded on May 12, 1788 by a party of settlers lead by David Mead. Its location at the confluence of Cussewago Creek and French Creek, a day's travel by boat to the safety of Ft. Franklin. 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Cussewago Creek is a stream in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. ... French Creek is a tributary of the Allegheny River in northwestern Pennsylvania and western New York in the United States. ... Franklin is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania: Franklin, Cambria County, Pennsylvania Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Their settlement was in a large meadow, first cleared by Native Americans led by Chief Custaloga, and well suited for growing maize. The village Custaloga built here was known as Cussewago. This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Custaloga was a member of the Wolf Clan of Delaware (Lenape) tribe. ... This article is about the maize plant. ...


The neighboring Iroquois and Lenape befriended the isolated settlement, but their enemies, including the Wyandots, were not so amiable. The threat of their attacks caused the settlement to be evacuated for a time in 1791. For other uses, see Iroquois (disambiguation). ... For the language, see Lenape language. ... The Wyandot, or Wendat, is an indigenous people of North America, originally from what is now Southern Ontario, Quebec, Canada and Southeast Michigan. ... 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Around 1800, many of the settlers to the Meadville area came after receiving land bounties for service in the Revolutionary War. Allegheny College, the second oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains, was founded in Meadville in 1815 and is the oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains that kept the same from when it was founded. Meadville became an important transportation center after the construction of the French Creek Feeder Canal in 1837, and the subsequent railroad development. The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... Allegheny College is a private liberal arts college located in northwestern Pennsylvania which prides itself as being one of the oldest colleges in the United States. ... The Allegheny Mountain Range (also spelled Alleghany and Allegany) -- informally, the Alleghenies -- is part of the Appalachian Mountain Range of the eastern United States. ... April 5-12: Mount Tambora explodes, changing climate. ... Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Meadville Theological School was established in 1844 by a wealthy businessman and Unitarian named Harm Jan Huidekoper. It moved to Chicago in 1926. The Meadville Theological School was founded in 1844 in Meadville, Pennsylvania. ... Historic Unitarianism believed in the oneness of God as opposed to traditional Christian belief in the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). ...


By the late 19th century, Meadville's economy was also driven by logging, agriculture, and iron production. The Talon Corporation, headquartered in Meadville, played a major role in the development of the zipper. Since the clothing industry was largely unaffected by the Great Depression, the community saw a population boom at that time. During World War II, the nearby Keystone Ordnance plant brought additional jobs to the area. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zipper slider brings together the two sides A zipper (British English: zip fastener or zip) is a popular device for temporarily joining two edges of fabric. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


After the war, Meadville's industrial growth continued. Talon remained a major employer, along with the railroad industry, American Viscose (later known as Avtex Fibers), Channellock tools, and Dads Pet Food. In the 1980s, the great lakes region saw a decline in heavy industry. By the early 1990s, Channellock and Dads were the only large companies operating in Meadville. This blow to the local economy was softened by subsequent surge in light industry mainly tool & die machine shops,earning Meadville the nickname Tool City, USA. The area has seen growth in the 1990s and 2000s. This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


Meadville is the birthplace of historian Charles H. Haskins and actress Sharon Stone. Charles Homer Haskins (1870-1937) was an American historian of the Middle Ages, and advisor to US President Woodrow Wilson. ... Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American actress, producer, and former fashion model. ...


Geography

Meadville is located at 41°38′32″N, 80°8′51″W (41.642133, -80.147441)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.3 km² (4.4 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 13,685 people, 5,436 households, and 2,891 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,214.7/km² (3,145.2/mi²). There were 5,985 housing units at an average density of 531.2/km² (1,375.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.98% White, 5.01% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 5,436 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.5% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.8% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.86. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 20.0% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 81.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $25,402, and the median income for a family was $38,227. Males had a median income of $32,813 versus $22,579 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,290. About 13.7% of families and 22.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.3% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


People from Meadville

  • Academy Award nominated actress Sharon Stone hails from Meadville and was introduced to show business first as Miss Crawford Country. She has returned to the region twice to film major projects.
  • Todd Holland, television and film director and producer, graduated from Meadville Area Senior High School in 1977.

Todd Erdos-former major league baseball player Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American actress, producer, and former fashion model. ... Todd Holland (b. ... Todd Michael Erdos (born November 21, 1973 in Washington, Pennsylvania) is a former middle-relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from (1997 through 2001 for the San Diego Padres (1997, 2000[end]), New York Yankees (1998-2000[start]) and Boston Red Sox (2001). ...


Jay Tessmer-fomer major league baseball player Jay Tessmer (born December 26, 1971, in Meadville, Pennsylvania), is a former relief pitcher for Major League Baseballs New York Yankees. ...


Justice Henry Baldwin-supreme court justice, lone dissenter in the Amistad case.


Raymond P. Shafer-former governor of Pennsylvania Raymond Philip Shafer (b. ...


Charles H. Haskins-historian Charles Homer Haskins (1870-1937) was an American historian of the Middle Ages, and advisor to US President Woodrow Wilson. ...


Clark Gable- lived here, but born in Cadiz, OH, "Gable Hill" is named after his family William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ...


Stanley Drayton- Current Running Backs Coach, University of Florida


Randy Fichtner- Current Wide Receivers Coach, Pittsburgh Steelers


Ken O'Keefe- Current Offensive Coordinator, University of Iowa (Former head coach at Allegheny College)


Bud Dwyer- former Pennsylvania treasurer R. Budd Dwyer (November 21, 1939–January 22, 1987) was a Republican American politician born in St. ...


Clarence Darrow- defense attorney for Scopes Monkey Trial (native of Chicago, attended Allegheny College) Clarence Seward Darrow (April 18, 1857 Kinsman Township, Trumbull County, Ohio - March 13, 1938 Chicago) was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, best known for defending teenaged thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Bobby Franks (1924) and...


Paul Allman Siple- attended Allegheny College, arctic explorer who developed the wind chill factor Paul Allen Siple (1908-1968) was an American Antarctic explorer and geographer who took part in six Antarctic expeditions, including the two Byrd expeditions of 1928-1930 and 1933-1935. ...


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Meadville, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (685 words)
Meadville was founded in 1788 by a party of settlers lead by David Mead.
Meadville became an important transportation center after the construction of the French Creek Feeder Canal in 1837, and the subsequent railroad development.
Meadville is the birthplace of historian Charles H. Haskins and actress Sharon Stone.
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