Meadville, city (1990 pop. 14,318), seat of Crawford co., NW Pa.; settled 1788, inc. 1866. It is an industrial city in a rich agricultural region. There is food processing and factories that manufacture metal and plastic products, furniture, pet food, electrical components, and glass. Oil deposits are located near the city, which is the seat of Allegheny College.
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