The First National Bank of Port Allegany received its
charter from the office of the Comptroller of the Currency in April 1888.
Organized with paid-in stock of $50,000 and nine stockholders, the bank has
grown to three full service offices with assets exceeding $90 million.
Bank interior circa 1915.
We are proud to have been a member of this community for over 120 years, providing a complete array of financial services to this area.
Nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, Port Allegany is a quaint town with tree lined streets.
The headwaters of the Allegheny River is located 30 miles east in a small community called Gold, PA.
The Allegheny River provided a means of transport through our community. History reveals that Port Allegany was a traveling point in pioneer days when travelers coming overland from the Susquehanna River would continue by boat
Originally, known as Canoe Place, the town’s name was changed to Port Allegany in 1838. Lumber and tanning industries grew as a result of the river and then the railways. In the 1800’s natural gas was discovered which lead to the expansion of industries including glass firms, chemical plants, cheese factories, machine shops, brick plants, sawmills, planing mills, tanneries and furniture factories.
Today, Port Allegany is best known for its glass manufacturing, Pittsburgh Corning Corporation which is the only producer of glass blocks in the United States and St. Gobain Containers LLC, which is a producer of glass containers.
For more information about our town contact Sue at the Port Allegany Borough Office at 814-642-2526.
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