Introduction to Meadville, Pennsylvania
Meadville was established on the 12th of May, 1788 by David Mead and a group of settlers he led. The name of the town was kept to honor David Mead. Iroquois and Lenape tribes from the nearby areas moved to the area, but threats of attacks by their foes including the Wyandots caused them to leave for a period of time. By the 19th century, the economy of Meadville was influenced by agriculture, logging, and iron production.
Meadville and Nearby Attractions
- National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
- Erie National Wildlife Refuge
- Cora Clark Park
- Union City Area Historical Museum
- Waldameer Park & Water World
- Erie Zoo
Things To Do In Meadville
Several museums in the area are the Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum and Union City Area Historical Museum. For recreation, parks like Bicentennial Park, Cora Clark Park, and Huidekoper Park may be visited. Boating, camping, hiking, and picnicking may be enjoyed at Mosquito Lake State Park and Pymatuning State Park. Opportunities to play golf are available at Hailwood Golf Course. Local celebrations include the Penn-Ohio Morgan Horse Show and the Crawford County Fair. Several other museums are the Sutton-Ditz House Museum, Hazel Kibler Museum, Drake Well Museum, and the Battles Museums of Rural Life.
Air transportation is available from Erie International Airport.
Meadville Higher Education
Colleges near the city include Allegheny College, University of Pittsburgh - Titusville campus, DeSales University, and Thiel College.