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Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Williamsport

Williamsport is a city in and the county seat of Lycoming County,GR6 Pennsylvania in the United States. The population was 30,706 at the 2000 census. It is the principal city of and is included in the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Williamsport-Lock Haven, Pennsylvania Combined Statistical Area. Image File history File links Map of Lycoming County with township and municipal bondaries is taken from US Census website [1] and modified by User:Ruhrfisch in August 2005. ... Image File history File links Map of Lycoming County with township and municipal bondaries is taken from US Census website [1] and modified by User:Ruhrfisch in August 2005. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Lycoming County is a county located in the 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. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Lock Haven is a city in and the county seat of Clinton CountyGR6, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ...

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Business and Culture

The Business District

Williamsport is the home of two colleges, Lycoming College and Pennsylvania College of Technology, as well as the Newport Business Institute. Williamsport is also well known for the Lycoming aircraft engines made by Textron. The local newspaper is the Williamsport Sun Gazette. The local news/talk radio stations are WRAK/WRKK 1400/1200 kHz, and WWPA 1340 kHz. The town is served by Williamsport Regional Airport (IPT), although the airport is located several miles east of the city in the town of Montoursville. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (986x286, 64 KB) Taken by Zak Shellenberger of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (986x286, 64 KB) Taken by Zak Shellenberger of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. ... Lycoming College is a four-year private college situated in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, affiliated with the United Methodist Church. ... The Pennsylvania College of Technology, or Penn College, is a small university (of approximately 6000 students) located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. ... Textron (NYSE: TXT) is a major US based conglomerate, who, unlike most other conglomerates, remains fairly large today after the glory years in the 1960s. ... The Williamsport Sun-Gazette is an Ogden daily newspaper in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. ... Williamsport Regional Airport (IATA: IPT, ICAO: KIPT) is a public towered airport located 4 miles (6 km) east of the central business district (CBD) of Williamsport, a city in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA. IPT is actually located closer to Montoursville, at the foot of the northern end of the Bald... Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Montoursville Montoursville is a borough in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...


The Little League World Series is held annually on the other side of the West Branch Susquehanna River in South Williamsport, where Little League Baseball now has its headquarters. Williamsport also hosts the Williamsport Crosscutters baseball club of the New York-Penn League. Logo of Little League The Little League World Series is a baseball tournament for children aged 11, 12 and in limited circumstances, 13. ... The West Branch Susquehanna River is one of the two principal branches, along the with North Branch, of the Susquehanna River in the northeastern United States. ... Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting South Williamsport South Williamsport is a borough in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Little League Baseball is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local childrens leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world. ... The Williamsport Crosscutters are a Class A minor league baseball team based in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. ... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ...


Williamsport "First Fridays" is a new addition to Williamsport monthly tradition. On the first Friday of each month, businesses, restaurants, and personal shops in the area come together to display a set theme (local photography, works of local artists, etc.) in each of their storefronts in order to bring pedestrians into the city.


History

Williamsport was incorporated as a borough on March 1, 1806, and as a city on January 15, 1866. The city is the original home of Little League Baseball, founded in 1939 as a three-team league. Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Little League Baseball - Logo Little League pitcher in Winesburg, Ohio Little League, Wayne, Michigan Little League Baseball is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local childrens leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ...


In the late 1800s, when Williamsport was known as "The Lumber Capital of the World" because of its thriving lumber industry, it also was the birthplace of the national newspaper Grit in 1882. Williamsport once had more millionaires per-capita than anywhere in the world. The area's local highschool, the Williamsport Area High School, uses The Millionaires as its mascot. Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Lumber or Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction... The Grit office as it looked in the 1890s: Publisher Dietrick Lamade is fifth from right, with the mustache. ... A millionaire is a person who has a net worth or wealth of more than one million United States dollars, euros, UK pounds or units of a comparably valued currency. ...


Founding fathers

The founding fathers of Williamsport were Michael Ross and William Hepburn. Both men played a great role in the formation of Lycoming County and the establishment of Williamsport as the county seat.


Michael Ross was born in Scotland on July 12, 1759. He and his mother migrated across the Atlantic Ocean in 1772 and landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They became indentured servants to Samuel Wallis, known as the "Land King" of the West Branch Susquehanna River Valley. Wallis had extensive holdings in Muncy Township. Wallis brought Michael Ross and his mother to Muncy Township where Ross was trained as a surveyor's assistant. Michael Ross must have made a good impression upon Wallis, since Wallis gave Ross 109 acres of land and a favorable letter of recommendation.[1] Ross quickly became a successful surveyor and farmer. He was able to use his profits to purchase 285 acres of land along the West Branch Susquehanna River, between Loyalsock and Lycoming Creeks. This land originally called "Virginia"[1] was to in time become Williamsport, the county seat of Lycoming County. Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic)1 Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... 1759 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... 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. ... An Indentured servant is an unfree labourer under contract to work (for a specified amount of time) for another person, often without any pay, but in exchange for accommodation, food, other essentials and/or free passage to a new country. ... The West Branch Susquehanna Valley looking north from above the Bald Eagle Mountain ridge. ... Muncy Township is a township located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. ... Surveying is concerned with the application of mathematics and physics in obtaining accurate measurements for the determination of the position of points on the Earths surface. ... For other uses, see Farmer (disambiguation). ... The West Branch Susquehanna River is one of the two principal branches, along the with North Branch, of the Susquehanna River in the northeastern United States. ... Loyalsock Creek is a tributary of the West Branch Susquehanna River located chiefly in Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania in the United States. ... For other meanings of Lycoming, please see Lycoming (disambiguation). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ...


William Hepburn was in County Donegal, Ireland in 1753. He migrated to the Thirteen Colonies in 1773 or 1774. Hepburn lived in the Sunbury area for a short time before moving up the West Branch Susquehanna River to what is now Duboistown where he worked for Andrew Culbertson in digging the race for Culberton's Mill. Hepburn also joined the local militia. During the American Revolution, the West Branch Valley came under attack from Loyalist and Indian forces. These attacks were known as the Big Runaway in 1778 and the later Little Runaway in 1779. Hepburn rose to the position of colonel and was the commanding officer at Fort Muncy, Samuel Wallis' fortified home in Muncy Township. Hepburn, reportedly, gave the orders to Robert Covenhoven and Rachel Silverthorn to spread the word of the impending attacks. Following the Big Runaway, Hepburn kept a permanent connection with the Covenhoven family by marrying, Crecy Covenhoven, the sister of Robert.[2] Hepburn also bought 300 acres of land, to the west of Ross' holdings. His land, known as "Deer Park", combined with Ross' "Virginia" would eventually become Williamsport. Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Lifford Code: DL Area: 4,841 km² Population (2006) 146,956 Website: www. ... In 1775, the British claimed authority over the red and pink areas on this map and Spain ruled the orange. ... Sunbury is a city located in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. ... Duboistown is a borough located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. ... Lexington Minuteman representing militia minuteman John Parker. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen Colonies that... Britannia gives a heros welcome to returning American Loyalists. ... Combatants Britain United States Commanders Unknown Colonel Hunter The Big Runaway occurred in 1778, during the American Revolutionary War, when settlements throughout the West Branch Susquehanna Valley in Pennsylvania in what became the United States were attacked by Loyalists and Native Americans allied with the British. ... Colonel (IPA: or ) is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ...


Selection of Williamsport as the county seat

The selection of Williamsport as county seat was a major controversy in the early history of Lycoming County. It involved a bitter rivalry between an old frontier town and an upstart town that was built on a swamp. The first commissioners and officers of Lycoming County had their first offices and held their first court in Jaysburg (now part of the Newberry section of Williamsport). Jaysburg was on the western side of Lycoming Creek on a high piece of land. The land to the east of Lycoming Creek was known as "Deer Park" and was quite swampy. Jaysburg was at the time the only sizeable village west of Muncy. Although Muncy was and still is in Lycoming County it was not considered as an option for county seathood, possibly due to its proximity to the southern and eastern borders of the county. Jaysburg's buildings were sufficient enough to serve as the first courthouse and jail in the history of Lycoming County. It seemed to be the most logical place for establishing a county seat and many of its residents quite sure that their town would indeed be the county seat. This was not to be. The county seat was awarded to a new community across the creek and Jaysburg soon disappeared from the map and its land was absorbed by the new city of Williamsport. Muncy is a borough located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. ...


One of the first county judges, William Hepburn, owned the land on the opposite shore of Jaysburg that was known as Deer Park. Another land speculator, Michael Ross owned 285 acres of land in what is now the central part of Williamsport. Ross had laid out a town on his property and a few homes were being built. Ross and Hepburn would team together to create Williamsport from land that was swampy and thought to be uninhabitable by the Susquehannocks who had originally inhabited the West Branch Susquehanna River Valley. Ross wanted to sell his properties and rightly believed that they would quickly sell if his town was made county seat. Hepburn desired for politcal power, had little money by which to gain that power, but had a lot of land, land that could also be sold if Williamsport were to become the county seat. Susquehannock The Susquehannock people were natives of areas adjacent to the Susquehanna River and its tributaries from the southern part of what is now New York, through Pennsylvania, to the mouth of the Susquehanna in Maryland at the north end of the Chesapeake Bay. ... The West Branch Susquehanna Valley looking north from above the Bald Eagle Mountain ridge. ...


The citizens of Jaysburg saw the attempts by Hepburn and Ross as a threat and they fought back. They believed that Jaysburg was much better suited to be the seat of government. It was already well established and held the higher and drier land. They firmly believed that Williamsport would be frequently flooded and that the swamps would carry deadly diseases. The Jaysburgers sought to prove their point by sending an affidavit to the state capital stating that the land was prone to flooding and thereby unsuitable to be the county seat. A resident of Northumberland wrote a sworn affidavit that he had once "tied up" his boat on a point of land on what is now East Third and State Streets in downtown Williamsport. He accessed it by way of a "gut" or an arm of the river that backflowed into the land. The affidavit was the proof that the Jaysburg interests needed to discredit Williamsport as a possible location for the county seat. Hepburn and Ross heard of this potentially financially devastating document and sought to have it destroyed before it reached the state government. It is supposed that men working for Hepburn and Ross met up with the messenger bearing the affidavit at the Russell Inn on the corner of East Third and Mulberry Streets in Williamsport and got him intoxicated. Then they are said to have cut open his saddle bags and made off with the documents. [1] Northumberland is a borough located in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. ... This article or section should include material from drunkenness Intoxication is an impaired mental and physical state caused by ingesting alcoholic beverages or other psychoactive drugs. ...


The state commissioners by this time had begun to grow very weary of the rivalry between Jaysburg and Williamsport. They began to consider a third possibility for the county seat, a new village that was further up the West Branch Susquehanna River west of the mouth of Pine Creek in what is now Clinton County. The town of Dunnsburg even went as far as offering, free of charge, lots on which to build the buildings that would be required by the county government. It appeared as if the state commissioners would choose neither Williamsport nor Jaysburg, instead choosing the outpost of Dunnsburg. This is when Judge Hepburn and Michael Ross set out their plan that ulitmately lead towards Williamsport being named the county seat. Map of the West Branch Susquehanna River (dark blue) and Major Streams in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. ... Clinton County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ...


Hepburn convinced Ross to offer lots of his property to the state commissioners for the building of a county courthouse and jail. This he believed would induce the state commissioners to give the seathood to Williamsport. Ross is stated to have had litte interest in politics, but being a good businessman was interested in selling his land. Ross agreed to Hepburn's suggestion and the lots were offered to the state commission. The state commission accepted the lots and Williamsport was finally named the county seat of Lycoming County. In most counties in the United States the local trial courts conduct their business in a centrally located courthouse which may also house the offices of the county treasurer, clerk and recorder and assessor. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ...


When Williamsport was established as the county seat it was little more than a few cabins spread here and there in the aforementioned swampy areas. Jaysburg served as the defacto county seat for several years after Williamsport was "officially" named the seat of government for Lycoming County. This delay became a cause for concern to the residents of county and the state government in Philadelphia. The county commissioners delayed in constructing a courthouse and jail in Williamsport until 1799. The jail was finally opened in 1801. Next the commsissioners approved the construction of the county courthouse in Williamsport. Construction also began in 1800 and work was completed in late 1804, nearly ten years after Williamsport was named the county seat.[3] See De facto for the Latin expression DeFacto DeFacto were a dub reggae side project of Cedric Bixler Zavala, and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of At The Drive-In, keyboardist Isaiah Ikey Owens, and soundman Jeremy Michael Ward. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ...


City "firsts"

1778 - The first purpose built cemetery is opened on what is now the site of Calvary United Methodist Church on West Fourth Street.[4] Castle Ashby Graveyard Northamptonshire A cemetery is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. ... The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist denomination, and the second-largest Protestant one, in the United States. ...


1786 - The first house was built in Williamsport. James Russell built is inn on what is now the corner of East Third and Mulberry Streets in downtown.[4] Inns are establishments where travellers can procure food, drink, and lodging. ...


1796 - The first recorded childbirth in Williamsport was James Russell the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Russell and grandson of James Russell of the Russell Inn.[4]


1796 - The first school is built as a one room log addition to the building that would eventually become the first Lycoming County Courthouse. Caleb Bailey was the first teacher.[4]


1799 - The first post office is built at the corner of Third and State Streets in what is now downtown. The post office was later converted to a saloon.[4] Small-town post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off or pick up packages or other special-delivery items. ... Look up saloon in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


1801 - The first store is opened by William Winter on Third Street.[4]


1849 - The first Market Street Bridge is built over the West Branch Susquehanna River. It was opened as a toll bridge to cover the state's costs of $23,797.[4] The West Branch Susquehanna River is one of the two principal branches, along the with North Branch, of the Susquehanna River in the northeastern United States. ... Paying toll on passing a bridge. ...


1854 - The first brewery is opened. The brewery was sold to Henry Flock in 1865. This brewery was run by the Flock family until the 1940s. The Flock's business survived Prohibition by converting to a dairy.[4] The entrance of a brewery. ... A dairy farm near Oxford, New York in the United States. ...


Sports

Williamsport is the home of the Little League World Series. Logo of Little League The Little League World Series is a baseball tournament for children aged 11, 12 and in limited circumstances, 13. ...


Current Development

The Williamsport Downtown Gateway Revitalization Project, begun in 2004, has been set into place in order to attract more people (both citizens of the Williamsport community and visitors) to the Downtown Williamsport area, as the last major transit project sought to do the exact opposite and has rerouted people around the city for years.


Construction on the Market Street Bridge, the first of many projects, began in June 2004. Physical work is expected to take four years, ending in 2008; three planned for the new bridge, and the last is scheduled for work on Via Bella.


The first two-lane bridge has been built just upstream of the existing structure. Demolition of the old bridge has been completed. Another two-lane structure will be built at the same location as the old bridge. The new upstream bridge will carry Route 15 southbound traffic, while the new downstream bridge will carry Route 15 northbound traffic.


From the old Donut Deli next to the Basin Street Shops on Via Bella, a [[Starbucks coffeeshop franchise] has been constructed and was opened in late September, early October 2006. It currently enjoys many customers, especially in time for the holiday season with the addition of certain holiday beverages to the menu.


The growth of food-services and sit-down restaurants in the area has also seen interest, especially in the new Aspen Square complex built aside Pine Street which featured the first Quiznos sub shop in the area (which closed later when a second Quiznos, only a few miles away, opened in a more strategic spot on Maynard Street, next to the Pennsylvania College of Technology) and a take-out only Pizza Hut, the second of the franchise in the area. Quiznos Sub is a fast-food sandwich chain that specializes in toasted submarine sandwiches. ... Pizza Hut is a restaurant chain and international franchise based in Addison, Texas, USA (a northern suburb of Dallas) specializing in American-style pizza along with side dishes including (depending on location) buffalo wings, breadsticks, and garlic bread. ...


Keystone Coffee, built in the same building complex as the Quiznos on Maynard Street (next to the recently-built Sheetz convenience store, Wendy's, and Blue Bird carwash), opened on April 1st, 2006, and features a great coffeehouse cultural atmosphere and "Starbucks-style" beverages and lower prices, perfect for those who are anti-Starbucks, of which there are many in Williamsport's growing college community. Sign showing gas prices in front of the Sheetz store in Mount Jackson, Virginia, at the beginning of the Hurricane Katrina-related price spike. ... For the Australian ice cream chain, see Wendys Supa Sundaes. ...


A new 8+ screen movie theater is being built on West 4th Street, which will be an incredibly simple addition to the community as the closest upscale theater had been at the Lycoming Mall, at least fifteen miles away from the city center. A typical multiplex (AMC Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, United States). ...


Other initiatives planned include the construction of a riverside amphitheater next to the new Market Street Bridge, a multi-purpose arena where hockey and ice skating would be available, a conference center with a pedestrian cable-stayed bridge spanning from the amphitheater across the highway to the center, and some other officials have even suggested the construction of an Imax theater in the downtown area. The name amphitheatre (alternatively amphitheater) is given to a public building of the Classical period (being particularly associated with ancient Rome) which was used for spectator sports, games and displays. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... Outdoor ice skating in Austria Ice skating is travelling on ice with skates, narrow (and sometimes parabolic) blade-like devices moulded into special boots (or, more primitively, without boots, tied to regular footwear). ...


The Lycoming Mall, placed in what could be called the "extreme Greater Williamsport Area" in Pennsdale, recently undergone a major growth spurt. In 2006 alone, Old Navy, Borders Bookstore (with Seattle's Best cafe'), Macy's (converted from Kaufman's), Best Buy, and Dick's Sporting Goods have all come to the mall and seems to have fulfilled the wishes of the mall owners of revitalizing the one wing of the mall, which had become stagnant after the destruction of the mall's internal movie theater after the Great Escape theater (12 screens) had been built across the parking lot. Old Navy is a brand of clothing and chain of stores owned by Gap Inc. ... Macys is a chain of American department stores with its flagship store in Herald Square, New York City, which has been billed as the worlds largest store since completion of the Seventh Avenue addition in 1924. ... Best Buy is sometimes called the big blue box because of the prominent design on Best Buy stores resembling a blue box. ... Dicks Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) is the largest full-line sporting goods retailer in the world. ...


North America's biggest fully air-supported structure , and the third largest in the world, has been constructed directly adjacent to the Lycoming Mall in Muncy township and opened on November 1st, 2006. Called the STN Sports Dome, it has 135,000 square feet of usable space for field sports, training, tournaments, leagues, clinics and special events.


Future development of the Lycoming Mall area has already gotten underway in December 2006 with the announcement of another retail and restaurant center that will provide 135,000 more square feet of economic development in Lycoming County. Plans have been announced that the square footage of this retail development center will be even larger and will include a Target, Michael's Arts and Crafts, a new Circuit City building (relocating the current Circuit City establishment from inside the immediate Lycoming Mall area), and a possible restaurant chain (plans for an Applebee's had been scratched during the last major mall development, and rumors have started that it may be chosen for this most recent development).


Geography and Climate

As the crow flies, Williamsport is approximately 100 mi (160 km) northwest of Philadelphia and about 165 mi (265 km) east-northeast of Pittsburgh. It is bordered by the West Branch Susquehanna River to the south, Loyalsock Township to the east and north, Old Lycoming Township to the north and Woodward Township to the west. As the Crow Flies is a novel by Jeffrey Archer. ... A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... km redirects here. ... Ordinal directions are the four compass directions: northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest, located halfway between the cardinal directions. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... ESE also stands for Extensible Storage Engine. ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ... The West Branch Susquehanna River is one of the two principal branches, along the with North Branch, of the Susquehanna River in the northeastern United States. ... Loyalsock Township is a township located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. ... Old Lycoming Township is a township located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. ... Woodward Township is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania: Woodward Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Woodward Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania Woodward Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Williamsport is located at 41°14′40″N, 77°1′7″W (41.244428, -77.018738).GR1 +.GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.7 km² (9.5 mi²). 23.0 km² (8.9 mi²) of it is land and 1.7 km² (0.7 mi²) of it (6.92%) is water.GR1 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. ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 69 71 87 92 96 102 103 100 102 91 83 69
Norm High °F 33.2 37.1 47.8 60.2 71.3 78.9 83.2 81.4 73.3 61.8 49 37.8
Norm Low °F 17.9 19.9 28.2 37.8 47.8 56.8 61.7 60.4 52.8 40.9 32.7 23.7
Rec Low °F -20 -13 -2 15 28 36 43 38 28 20 8 -15
Precip (in) 2.85 2.61 3.21 3.49 3.79 4.45 4.08 3.38 3.98 3.19 3.62 2.94
Source: USTravelWeather.com [2]
The eastern side of Williamsport, seen from the southeast on Bald Eagle Mountain. In the foreground is the west branch of the Susquehanna River. Beyond Williamsport can be seen the higher part of the dissected Allegheny Plateau

Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2816 KB)Williamsport, Pennsylvania Seen from the southeast on Bald Eagle Mountain. ... Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2816 KB)Williamsport, Pennsylvania Seen from the southeast on Bald Eagle Mountain. ... Bald Eagle Mountain is a stratigraphic ridge in central Pennsylvania, United States, running east of the Allegheny Front and northwest of Mount Nittany. ... The Susquehanna River, originally Sasquesahanough as per the 1612 John Smith map, is a river in the northeastern United States. ... Shaded relief map of Cumberland Plateau and Ridge and Valley Appalachians on the Virginia/West Virginia border A dissected plateau is an area that has been uplifted, then severely eroded so that the relief is sharp. ... The Allegheny Plateau is a large, dissected plateau area in southern New York, western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and eastern Ohio. ...

Government

Williamsport operates on a "Strong Mayor" form of governing, meaning the mayor has the power to do something without consent of the city council. The current mayor of the City of Williamsport is Mary B. Wolf.


Mayors

Former Mayors (1968-Present)

  • Richard J. Carey
  • John R. Coder
  • Daniel P. Kirby
  • Steven J. Lucasi
  • Jessie L. Bloom - First female mayor.
  • Phillip E. Preziosi - Previously member of the Williamsport Police Department. Second officer to win mayor's office. Served one term as mayor.
  • Steven W. Cappelli - Currently State Representative
  • Michael R. Rafferty - Mayor 2000-2004. Served nine years city council, six years city council president.
  • Mary B. Wolf

See also: List of Mayors of Williamsport, Pennsylvania This is a list of mayors of the City of Williamsport from 1866-present. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 30,706 people, 12,219 households, and 6,732 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,335.1/km² (3,456.3/mi²). There were 13,524 housing units at an average density of 588.0/km² (1,522.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.11% White, 12.73% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% 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. ... 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 12,219 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.9% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.9% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.97. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 18.0% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $25,946, and the median income for a family was $33,844. Males had a median income of $26,668 versus $20,196 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,707. About 13.7% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.0% of those under age 18 and 11.6% 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. ...


Media

Radio Stations

Williamsport is ranked #271 by Arbitron in terms of its radio market.


Education

Williamsport Area School District consists of:

  • Cochran Elementary School
  • Hepburn Lycoming Elementary School
  • Jackson Elementary School
  • Round Hills Elementary School
  • Sheridan Elementary School
  • Stevens Elementary School
  • Curtin Middle School
  • Lycoming Valley Middle School
  • Roosevelt Middle School
  • Williamsport Area High School

Williamsport Area High School is the site of a renowned music program, Ranked in the Top 100 in the country.

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References

  1. ^ a b Lou Hunsinger Jr.. From Indentured Servitude to City Founder. Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.
  2. ^ Lou Hunsinger Jr.. William Hepburn: Father of Lycoming County. Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.
  3. ^ Meginness, John Franklin [1892]. "XIII", History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania: including its aboriginal history; the colonial and revolutionary periods; early settlement and subsequent growth; organization and civil administration; the legal and medical professions; internal improvement; past and present history of Williamsport; manufacturing and lumber interests; religious, educational, and social development; geology and agriculture; military record; sketches of boroughs, townships, and villages; portraits and biographies of pioneers and representative citizens, etc. etc.", 1st Edition, Chicago, IL: Brown, Runk & Co.. ISBN 0-7884-0428-8. Retrieved on 2007-02-22. “(Note: ISBN refers to Heritage Books July 1996 reprint. URL is to scan of 1892 version with some OCR typos).” 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Lou Hunsinger Jr.. Lycoming County, Williamsport Firsts. Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Retrieved on 2007-05-16.

The Williamsport Sun-Gazette is an Ogden daily newspaper in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (136th in leap years). ... The Williamsport Sun-Gazette is an Ogden daily newspaper in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (136th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Williamsport Sun-Gazette is an Ogden daily newspaper in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links


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Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin (336 words)
Williamsport, the County Seat of Lycoming County, is located in the heart of Pennsylvania's forest lands.
Williamsport lies along the west branch of the Susquehanna River, at the base of Bald Eagle Mountain.
Nationally, Williamsport is known as the birthplace of Little League Baseball and hosts the international headquarters for the 7,000 leagues throughout the United States and 41 foreign countries.
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin (336 words)
Williamsport, the County Seat of Lycoming County, is located in the heart of Pennsylvania's forest lands.
Williamsport lies along the west branch of the Susquehanna River, at the base of Bald Eagle Mountain.
Nationally, Williamsport is known as the birthplace of Little League Baseball and hosts the international headquarters for the 7,000 leagues throughout the United States and 41 foreign countries.
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