Coudersport Pa is a borough in Potter County, Pennsylvania, 110 miles (180 km) east by south of Erie on the Allegheny River. The populations were these: 1,530 in 1890; 3,217 in 1900; and 3,100 in 1910. The population was 2,650 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Potter County. .
Coudersport Pa is located 41°46'26?N 78°1'7?W? / ?41.77389°N 78.01861°W? / 41.77389; -78.01861 (41.773903, -78.018559).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 5.7 square miles (14.7 km²), all of it land.
Coudersport Pa lies in a broad valley the joining of Allegheny and Mill Creek rivers. It is surrounded by the great hilltop plateaus of the Allegheny highlands. Highways enter north and south on Pennsylvania Route 44, the very old Jersey Shore (log road)Turnpike, and from west to east on U.S. Route 6, the "Grand Army of the Republic Highway", which had been long a major mid-east-states east-west corridor before Inter-State highways of late 1950s. The most noted hilltops, located here on this plateau, are Dutch Hill stretching southeasterly, and Vader Hill stretching southwesterly. The Allegheny river makes a quick turn at this point, going from North to West; for that reason these features are distinctly individual from afar in the broad turning valley, and rise 2400–2500 feet above sea-level.
Coudersport Pa is home to a Scottish Rite Consistory. With over 5000 members, Coudersport's Consistory is the largest consistory in the Scottish Rite by per capita membership. It is the home to many small businesses, from doctors lawyers, resturants and many fine Coudersport Pa Hotels, Motels, Inns, Cabins and Lodging establishments.
Coudersport Pa was the home of "Untouchable" Eliot Ness at the time of his death.
Located in the northern portion of Coudersport, is the Coudersport Area Recreation Park (CARP). This sports and recreation park was begun in the 1960s by a group of town leaders, which included Dr. William L. Mitchell, a local veterinarian. It currently has a football field with track & field capabilities, baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, picnic areas and hiking trails.
Coudersport Pa was the the former headquarters of Adelphia Communications. .
The fictional town of Farringdon, depicted in the Judy Bolton detective series by Margaret Sutton, is based on Coudersport Pa, where Ms. Sutton grew up and attended school. The school, town hall, and several recognizable residences are described in her books. Judy Bolton Days, an annual festival honoring the books of the late Margaret Sutton, is hosted each October by the local Chamber of Commerce.
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