Coudersport, Pennsylvania, is the county seat in Potter County, affectionately known as "God's Country". Coudersport lies in north central Pennsylvania, approximately 25 miles south of the New York State border. The community is surrounded by forests and State Parks with the Commonwealth owning much of the neighboring land. The area was caught up in the lumber boom from 1890 until 1910 in which every hillside was denuded. However, the lumbermen left the seeds of a diverse natural forest that flourishes today supporting wildlife and creating an aurora of fiery colors in autumn. The population of Coudersport Borough was 2,546 in 2010, with the county population just over 17,000. The town is very walkable, yet a short car ride can take you to a forest in a State Park.