Groups, Southside Stories

Mountaineer Hall of Fame Honors Distinguished Grads

South Williamsport High Area School has had its share of distinguished and accomplished graduates. In a move to recognize some of these distinguished graduates a Mountaineer Hall of Fame was established. The Hall of Fame was started in February 2013 as a project of the High School's National Honor Society.  The objective was to recognize… Continue reading Mountaineer Hall of Fame Honors Distinguished Grads


The Thrill of Victory: The Mountaineers

The advent of high school football games in South Williamsport in 1907 were played at Mountain Beach, thus the birth of the Mountaineers. By 1932 and public works programs during the Great Depression, South Williamsport High School had its own stadium, along with several firsts. The stadium was the first of its kind in the… Continue reading The Thrill of Victory: The Mountaineers


Citizens Fire Co. No 2

In May of 1895, Borough Council of South Williamsport place an article in the South Williamsport Star asking citizens to organize a fire company to help protect lives and property at the east end of the borough. A meeting was held on May 31, 1895 at the Main Street School Building to complete organization. Officers… Continue reading Citizens Fire Co. No 2


Christ United Methodist Church

A United Brethren in Christ Conference in 1885 recommended the opening of a mission in South Williamsport. By 1887, a West Southern Avenue lot was purchased and a church completed by May, 1889. However, the historical flood of 1899 devastated the building. Remodeled and rededicated in 1903 by “unselfish and untiring” effort, the church took… Continue reading Christ United Methodist Church


1867 & 1886 City Directories

The 1867 City Directory listed only four businesses in Rocktown: Augustus Koch, brewer; Charles Blaisdell, country store; Michael McDonough, Armstrong Hotel and Lutcher & Waltman, lumber manufacturer. By the 1885-86 directory, just less than twenty years later, the boom in the South Williamsport/Rocktown area was explosive. Seven grocery stores from the corner of Main Street… Continue reading 1867 & 1886 City Directories