Vision 2022: Community First – Jamestown | Vision

Story: Founded in 1798 by James Campbell, Jamestown was incorporated as a borough in 1853. The borough reached its most populous point with 974 residents in 1880. After declining by nearly 700 during the Depression, the population rose again to more than 900 in the 1950s and 1970s. Today, the borough has about 730 inhabitants.

Geography: The 0.84 square mile borough is located along the Shenango River, approximately 1 mile southeast of the southern tip of the Pymatuning Reservoir and adjacent to the southern Crawford County line.

Attractions: Since construction of the Pymatuning Reservoir was completed in 1934, it has provided a year-round source of recreation for residents of the Jamestown area and for miles around. Today, kayak rentals are available in warm weather and on the trails in Pymatuning State Park. The lake attracts anglers in warm weather and when the lake is sufficiently covered with ice. In winter, the park’s trails also attract snowmobilers. In the borough, the Gibson Manor at 210 Liberty St. is today operated by Friends of the Manor, a nonprofit organization that hosts monthly meals and periodic tours of the historic structure. Formerly known as Mark Twain Manor, the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Industry: Combined Systems Inc., located about 2 miles west of the borough, is a leading manufacturer of less-than-lethal munitions and launch systems. Its tear gas, smoke rounds, and other non-lethal and crowd control devices are used by both the U.S. military and police, as well as the armed forces, homeland security agencies, law enforcement agencies, and other non-lethal devices. order and prison services around the world.

Community Focus: Jamestown

History: Founded in 1798 by James Campbell, Jamestown was incorporated as a borough in 1853. The borough reached its most populous point with 974 residents in 1880. After declining by nearly 700 during the Depression, the population rose to more than 900 in the 1950s and 1970s. Today, the borough has about 730 inhabitants.

Geography: The 0.84 square mile borough is located along the Shenango River, approximately 1 mile southeast of the southern tip of the Pymatuning Reservoir and adjacent to the southern Crawford County line.

Attractions: Since construction of the Pymatuning Reservoir was completed in 1934, it has provided a year-round source of recreation for those in the Jamestown area and for miles around. Today, kayak rentals are available in warm weather and on the trails in Pymatuning State Park. The lake attracts anglers in warm weather and when the lake is sufficiently covered with ice. In winter, the park’s trails also attract snowmobilers. In the borough, the Gibson Manor at 210 Liberty St. is today operated by Friends of the Manor, a nonprofit organization that hosts monthly meals and periodic tours of the historic structure. Formerly known as Mark Twain Manor, the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Industry: Combined Systems Inc., located about 3 km west of the borough, is a leading manufacturer of less-lethal ammunition and launch systems. Its tear gas, smoke munitions, and other non-lethal and lethal crowd control devices are used by both the U.S. military and police, as well as the armed forces, homeland security agencies, law enforcement agencies, and law enforcement agencies. law enforcement and prison services around the world.

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