Madison Township was formed from parts of Toby and Red Bank Townships in 1837. Col. Brodhead, on his expedition against the Seneca and Muncy Indians in 1779, passed through the western end of this township. A grist mill was build by John Shoemaker in 1840 on the run south east of Kellersburg, The old Red Bank Furnace was build in 1841 by Alexander Reynolds and Christian Shunk on the bank of Red Bank Creek near its mouth. The second furnace was erected on the Clarion County side of the Creek. American Furnace was built near the present town of Rimerton in 1846. Nicholas Keller sold the lots and founded the town of Kellersburg in 1842. The population of the township in 1860 was 1,140.
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