About This Place
Kane is a borough in McKean County, Pennsylvania, 94 miles (151 km) east by south of Erie. It was founded in 1863 by Civil War general Thomas L. Kane at an elevated site 2210 feet (674 m) above sea level. In the early part of the twentieth century, Kane had large glassworks, bottle works, lumber mills, and manufactures of brush handles, saws, cutlery, screen doors and windows, etc. In 1900, 5,296 people lived here; in 1910, 6,626; and in 1940, 6,133 people made Kane their home. According to the 2000 census, the borough population was 4,126.
It is the home of the Kane Area School District, and they are known as the Kane Wolves.
Famous residents in the past include American Basketball coach Chuck Daly and Amy Rudolph, an Olympic runner