The town was named for Hiram Cory. The
and Great Western Railroad intersected with the Sunbury and Erie Railroad on 27
May 1861. The land where those two railroads intersected was owned by Cory. He
has sold a portion of his land to the Atlantic
and Great Western Railroad and the railroad then built a ticket office there
naming it for him. However a spelling error caused the town to be named Corry
The railroad saw the growth of many small towns and cities across
and Corry was no different. America
The town became a borough in 1863 and later, in 1866, was deemed a city. Industry drove the growth of the city, which became famous for the manufacturing of Climax locomotives In fact, manufacturing still accounts for approximately 30% of the industries in Corry.
The postcard pictured here is dated 26 July 1911. It is addressed to a Mr. Harry Kurtz of Narvon,
Honey Brook was originally written and was crossed out. Honey Brook is across
the county line from Narvon and is located in Lancaster County . Chester County
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