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Meadville City

Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Meadville City Hall is located at 984 Water Street, Meadville PA 16335.
Phone: 814‑724‑6000.

Judge Henry Shippen House

Photo: Judge Henry Shippen House, circa 1838, located at 403 Chestnut Street, Meadville. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. Photographed by User:Nyttend (own work), 2014, [cc-1,0], public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, accessed September, 2021.


Located where the Cussewago and French Creeks meet, Meadville (alternately known in the early days as Cussewago and Mead's Mills) is the county seat of Crawford County. It was first settled about 1788 by David Mead. It is possible Mead and his party were attracted from their native Connecticut by George Washington's widely-published journal which referenced the 'rich land already cleared' at the confluence of the two Creeks.

Meadville was incorporated as a borough in 1823 and as a City in 1866. It was designated as the county seat in 1880.