Welcome to Corry, a city of 6,500 friendly residents with a vibrant, historic downtown filled with specialty shops and restaurants. We’re ideally located between Erie and the Lake Erie wine region to the west, Chautauqua Lake to the north, the Kinzua Dam and Allegheny National Forest to the east and the Oil Heritage Region to the south. READ MORE
The intersection of two railroad tracks in 1859 and the discovery of oil near Titusville in 1861 combined to create a new oil boomtown, named Corry! Corry quickly became the place where fortune-seekers and supplies came to get to the oil fields, and how that oil got out to the world. From there, Corry became a world-class manufacturing center, and we continue that tradition to this day. READ MORE
*We were founded in 1861.
*The city’s name is a misspelled reference to the man who originally owned the lans on which the city was built, Hiram Cory.
*Corry has one of the few “comprehensive” high schools in the state, meaning it contains its own Career & Tech Center (vo-tech)
*The median age of a Corry resident is 37.7, while the U.S median age is 37.2 and the PA median age is 40.1.
Impact Corry News
Many components go into making a downtown a pleasant, stimulating place to shop and do business. Impact Corry believes one of those elements during the summer, is the color and texture flowers bring. With funding assistance from the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority’s “Mission Main Street” program and the Arlene H. Smith Charitable Foundation, Impact Corry purchased 15 flower planters for Center and Main streets.
The planters were put in place by the City of Corry’s Public Works Department, and planted by the Corry Garden Club. They will be watered and maintained throughout the year by adjacent businesses. This is just one more example of the collaborations Impact Corry facilitates, making Corry a more enjoyable place to work, live and play! READ MORE ABOUT IMPACT CORRY’S PROJECTS & INITIATIVES.