Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA
Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Historic Businesses of the Tri-Counties
Mart King's Furniture Factory
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

1897 History - Mart King’s Furniture Factory was built in 1869, on the west side of the railroad, northwest from the depot, by Mart King. It was first devoted to the manufacture of bedsteads. On December 24,1870, it was destroyed by fire, rebuilt in the following spring, and general line of furniture manufactured. July 4, 1884, it was again destroyed by fire, but was not rebuilt. At this time Mr. King was operating, in connection with it, a steam laundry, which was doing a large business.
Business: Mart King's Furniture Factory
Township: Richmond Township - Mansfield Borough
Year: 1869-1884 
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The 1857 Map shows Mart King located about where the plaza is now located on North Main Street, South of the cemetery and north of the creek.
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The Ross Cigar Company

     The Vorhees Cigar Company started a cigar factory in Mansfield May 1,1884 at the corner of Elmira and North Main Street.  It was located in the Hoard Building second floor.

     C.S. Ross and H. E. Ross purchased the company on May 1, 1889.  In 1886 it was stated that three million cigars were sold and about $700.00 a week was paid out in wages.

     About sixty hands were employed and that 10,000 cigars a day were manufactured.  The principal brands were the “ Supreme Court” and the “Sidman”.

     This was a flourishing business for years.  Tobacco was raised by local farmers.

Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 11/03/2002
By Joyce M. Tice
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