Montour County

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Roundtable Leaders

Honorable Thomas James
(570) 389-5662
Melodie Culp, Administrator
(570) 271-3050

Montour County is where the first T-rail was manufactured, revolutionizing the railroad industry. Established in 1850 from Northumberland and Columbia Counties, Montour is the only county named for a woman, Madame Catherine Montour. Madame Montour was an Indian woman who served as an intermediary in negotiating peace treaties.

The 129 square miles of Montour are mostly rolling foothills. The county is known for the iron that was mined there until the early 1900s. Now it is a semi-agricultural region, but major employers include Geisinger Medical Center and Danville State Hospital. Products made in the county are automotive valves, textiles, agricultural product, truck trailers, cabinetry, and health care industry products.

Montour County

Montour County Facts

Population
18,736
Class
8th
Founded
1850
County Seat
Danville, PA
Website
www.montourco.org
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