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Title: When 'Old Town' Flourished
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In November 1828, William Harrison, owner and proprietor, employed Perrin Kent, surveyor, and laid out Williamsport. Four blocks of eight lots were laid out, the streets extending back from the river, being Water, Second and Third Street, while in the center extending southwest and northwest was Main, and on the northeast Warren. The town is said to be named for the owner, William Harrison, by annexing "port" to the given name in the possessive case--William's port or Williamsport.

Date: 8/24/1927
Origin: Warren County Centennial
Record ID: 00003224
Type: Photograph
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 2/20/2013
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Chris Brown

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