Potter County, Pennsylvania Records
Potter County is bordered by Allegany County, New York (north), Steuben County, New York (northeast), Tioga County (east), Lycoming County (southeast), Clinton County (south), Cameron County (southwest), McKean County (west). A Map of Potter County, Pennsylvania contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Potter County Townships include Abbotllegany, Bingham, Clara, East Fork, Eulalia, Genesee, Harrison, Hebron, Hector, Homer, Keating, Oswayo, Pike, Pleasant Valley, Portage, Roulette, Sharon, Stewardson, Summit, Sweden, Sylvania, Ulysses, West Branch, Wharton.
Potter County Boroughs include Austin, Coudersport, Galeton, Oswayo, Shinglehouse, Ulysses. See also Potter County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.
MapGeeks.org has is a collection of old Pennsylvania maps.
Potter County, Pennsylvania Courthouse Records
The Potter County Courthouse is located in Coudersport, Pennsylvania. Attached to Lycoming County until 1814 and to McKean County for judicial purposes, Potter County was not fully organized until 1835. Learn More About State of Pennsylvania Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Potter county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Potter County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1806.
- Potter County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court & Divorce Records from 1836.
- Potter County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage & Probate Records from 1836 and Birth & Death Records from before Jan 1906.
- Potter County Tax Assessor Office has tax records.
Potter County, Pennsylvania Census Records
- Learn More: State of Pennsylvania Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Potter County, Pennsylvania Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Pennsylvania Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: 1906 to present.
- Marriage Records: does not have marriage records. The marriage records should be available in the County Court House.
- Divorce Records: does not have marriage records. The marriage records should be available in the County Court House.
- Locations: Pennsylvania Office of Vital Statistics, Pennsylvania State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Division of Vital Records, 101 South Mercer Street, Central Building, Room 401, New Castle, PA 16103; PH (724) 656-3100
Potter County, Pennsylvania Resources
- Pennsylvania Archives - Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission series contains records of pennsylvania, from 1664 to 1780, and includes military, marriage, tax and land records. This is a Free Database.
- Potter County Historical Society
- Potter County, Pennsylvania Message Boards
Potter County, Pennsylvania External Links
- Pennsylvania Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Maps of Potter County, Pennsylvania - PA D.O.T.
- Historical Newspapers from Pennsylvania (1719 - 1997)
- Potter County, Pennsylvania Books - Amazon
- Potter Co., Pennsylvania - FindaGrave
- Early families that I remember and old homes of Coudersport
- History of the counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
- Early history of Coudersport
- History of Germania, 1855-1929
- The Ole Bull Colony in Potter County, 1852
- Potter County, Pennsylvania Links - Cyndi's List
- Potter Co. PAGenweb
- Potter Co. Data Collections
- Potter County, Pennsylvania Military Records