David Mead - Meadville, PA USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Captain Chaoss
N 41° 38.213 W 080° 09.371
17T E 570279 N 4609804
Quick Description: small city / large town named for its founder.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2008 1:54:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM4N94
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 18

Long Description:
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Meadville was founded on May 12, 1788 by a party of settlers lead by David Mead.

David Mead served as a general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. At that time, the Continental Congress had little money, and instead, it granted lands in lieu of cash payments to members of the Continental Army who served in the war. David had read about George Washington's travels through this area in 1757, & was looking for a place to settle following the War. David, John, and Joseph Mead settled along French Creek in 1788. The settlement was known as Cussewago, then Mead's Mill, and finally Meadville.

David Mead was appointed associate judge of Crawford County, where he served until his death in 1816.
Year it was dedicated: 1788

Location of Coordinates: Meadville City Building

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Type of place/structure you are waymarking: Sign

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