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Wellsboro is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, 80 miles (129 km) northwest of Williamsport. Early in the twentieth century, Wellsboro was the shipping point and trade center for a large area. It had fruit evaporators, flour and woolen mills, a milk-condensing plant, marble works, saw mills, foundry and machine shops, and manufactories of cut glass, chemicals, rugs, bolts, cigars, carriages, and furniture. In 1900, 2,945 people lived here; in 1910, 3,183 lived here. The population was 3,328 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Tioga CountyGR6, and also home to the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. Tioga County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch 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. ... Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Williamsport Williamsport is a city in and the county seat of Lycoming CountyGR6, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Tioga County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania is situated in approximately 160,000 acres of the Tioga State Forest. ...

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History

Wellsboro was incorporated in 1830 and was named in honor of Mary Wells, wife of one of the original settlers, Benjamin Wister Morris.


Wellsboro was the home of George W. Sears (1821 – 1890), a sportswriter for Forest and Stream magazine in the 1880s and an early environmentalist. His stories, appearing under the pen name, "Nessmuk" popularized self-guided canoe camping tours of the Adirondack lakes in open, lightweight solo canoes and what is today called ultralight camping. George Washington Sears (December 2, 1821 – May 1, 1890) was a sportswriter for Forest and Stream magazine in the 1880s and an early conservationist. ... Sportswriting is a form of journalism who writes and reports on sports topics and events. ... Field & Stream (F&S for short, originally published as Forest and Stream) is a magazine featuring hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities in the United States. ... // Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ... Bold textHello ... Canoe camping in the Adirondacks. ... Long Pond in the Saint Regis Canoe Area. ...


Wellsboro was also the site of one of the first factories where light bulbs were mass-produced, using machines whose design remains essentially unchanged from the early 20th century when the Corning company established the plant in the town. An incandescent light bulb and its glowing filament. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Corning Glass Works (NYSE: GLW) is a U.S. manufacturer of glass, ceramics and related materials, primarily for technical and scientific applications. ...


Geography

Wellsboro is located at 41°44′48″N, 77°18′7″W (41.746794, -77.301881)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 12.7 km² (4.9 mi²). 12.7 km² (4.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.61%) is water. 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 3,328 people, 1,469 households, and 866 families residing in the borough. The population density was 262.8/km² (681.0/mi²). There were 1,602 housing units at an average density of 126.5/km² (327.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.14% White, 0.39% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... 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 1,469 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.83. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not include all significant viewpoints. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 80.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.3 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $30,169, and the median income for a family was $39,898. Males had a median income of $37,083 versus $20,492 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,096. About 9.5% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 13.9% 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. ...


External links

  1. Official website of the Borough of Wellsboro
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Municipalities and Communities of Tioga County, Pennsylvania
County Seat: Wellsboro
Boroughs

Blossburg | Elkland | Knoxville | Lawrenceville | Liberty | Mansfield | Roseville | Tioga | Wellsboro | Westfield Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Tioga_County. ... Tioga County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch 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. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... A borough is an administrative division used in various countries. ... Blossburg is a borough located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Elkland is a borough located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Knoxville is a borough located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Lawrenceville is a borough located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Liberty is a borough located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Mansfield is a borough located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Roseville is a borough located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Tioga is a borough located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Westfield is a borough located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ...

Townships

Bloss | Brookfield | Charleston | Chatham | Clymer | Covington | Deerfield | Delmar | Duncan | Elk | Farmington | Gaines | Hamilton | Jackson | Lawrence | Liberty | Middlebury | Morris | Nelson | Osceola | Putnam | Richmond | Rutland | Shippen | Sullivan | Tioga | Union | Ward | Westfield A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ... Bloss Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Brookfield Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Charleston Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Chatham Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Clymer Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Covington Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Deerfield Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Delmar Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Duncan Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Elk Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Farmington Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Gaines Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Hamilton Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Jackson Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Lawrence Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Liberty Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Middlebury Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 1,221. ... Morris Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Nelson Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Putnam Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Richmond Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Rutland Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Shippen Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Sullivan Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Tioga Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Union Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Ward Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ... Westfield Township is a township located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. ...


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