Elk County Genealogy Project
by Sherry Jesberger
TOBY or TOBY VALLEY is located at the base of Thompson Hill coming from Dagus Mines.
The origin of the name of this valley is not known, but is supposed to have come from a
vagrant healer named Tobias, called "Toby". The creek that runs through Toby is
called the Little Toby Creek, and was very important to the early settlers of Fox
Township. Farming and mining were important in Toby, and there were many privately owned
mines, and a good number of general stores. The Toby Methodist Church sits on the hill
near the turnoff to Kylers Corners. There is also a fascinating old school house
sitting next to the Toby Church that I have been dieing to explore for years!
This page was last updated on Thursday, December 25, 2008.
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