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Potter County

Potter County is named for James Potter, who was a general from Pennsylvania and who fought in the American Revolutionary War.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Allegany County, New York and Steuben County, New York

E – Tioga County and Lycoming County

S – Clinton County and Cameron County

W – McKean County


Created:  March 26, 1804                       Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Potter County

County Seat:

Coudersport  1835 – present


County Courthouse – Coudersport  


Location:  1 2nd Street / North Main Street

Built:  1851 – 1853

Style:  Italianate and Greek Revival

Architect:  William Bell of Warren County

Contractor:  William Bell of Warren County and Eli Rees.


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story white colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Coudersport, The south front has a central entrance on the first story and rises to three arched windows on the third story with peaked roof. On the east and west sides are peaked roofs in the center. Above the front rises a large square clock tower with dome and Lady Justice at the top. The building was remodeled in 1888 and completed in 1889. The architect was Homer Hall of Olean, New York and George Abson and the contractor was L D Horton. The building was renovated in 1933 to 1934.


History:  The county was created in 1804 and Coudersport was established as the county seat in 1807. The county was attached to McKean County for judicial purposes. The county was organized in 1835 and the first courthouse was erected in Coudersport. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1851 to 1853 at a cost of $17,000.


County Administration – Coudersport  



Location:  1 North Main Street / Water Street

Built:  1999 – 2002

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Coudersport and is an “H” shaped building. The east front has a central one story arched portico. The roof line is flat. The building was formerly the Time Warren Cable & Comcast Building and the County acquired the building in 2007 and named as the F W Gunzbrger Building.



County Courthouse – Coudersport 









County Administration – Coudersport



Photos taken 2011