The Costello Tannery

The Costello Tannery (HMSRS)

Location: Austin, PA 16720 Potter County
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N 41° 35.619', W 78° 3.396'

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On this site once known as North Wharton, P.H. Costello and P.C. Costello of Oneida, New York, built what was then the worlds largest tannery. By December 1881 the tannery consumed 32,000 cord of bark annually for a yearly output of 6,000,000 of sole leather. With 275 employees, it had a monthly payroll of $10,000.00. By the time the tannery was completed, North Wharton had become known as Costello.
Placed ByThe E.O. Austin Home/Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 7:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 745323 N 4608846
Decimal Degrees41.59365000, -78.05660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 35.619', W 78° 3.396'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 35' 37.14" N, 78° 3' 23.76" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1809-1849 Costello Rd, Austin PA 16720, US
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