Keating, Pennsylvania

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Keating (pronounced "Kate-ing") is an unincorporated community in East Keating Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania. It is located at the confluence of Sinnemahoning Creek and the West Branch Susquehanna River.

Although Keating is currently home to only several families and hunting camps, it was once a hub of activity, attracting lumbermen, miners, hunters, river pilots, runaway slaves, mountain whites, back woodsmen and Irish, German and Hungarian immigrants who came to work on the railroad, in the lumber camps or mines.

The community was named for Captain John Keating, of the Ceres Land Company, who purchased 300,000 acres (1,200 km2) (1,200 km²) of land in Northwestern Pennsylvania, comprising parts of McKean and Potter counties.

Keating was never a municipality, but very early on it had a post office. The postal address was Nasby, since the preferred name was already taken by another town in Pennsylvania.

Coordinates: 41°15′32″N 77°54′15″W / 41.25889°N 77.90417°W / 41.25889; -77.90417