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Mount Jewett Borough

Mount Jewett Borough Hall is located at 44 West Main Street, Mt. Jewett, PA 16740; phone: 814-778-5664.

Beginnings [1, 2]

A single-street town with a good-sized business section, surveyed in 1883, the year the railroad arrived. Later, the proposed establishment of a basket factor was opposed by many residents who feared the effects of industrialization. In 1940 the town was heavy with tannery odors. At that time, a high percentage of residents were of Swedish descent.

A post office was established in 1882 with Augustus Mellander as postmaster. O. B. Moser and company tannery was established in 1887.

  1. Writers Project, Works Project Administration, Pennsylvania, A Guide to the Keystone State, 1940, Federal Works Agency, John M. Carmody, Administrator
  2. History of the Counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania, J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers, 1890.
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