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Wittenburg, Somerset County

Wittenburg is a small town in the central part of the township. It was built on land that Jonathan Leasure had purchased from John Witt for whom the town was…

Windber, Somerset County

Windber was laid out by the Wilmore Coal Company in 1897 for the Berwind-White Coal Mining Company and was named for the financier of the company, Charles F. Berwind. The…

Wilson Creek, Somerset County

Located in the eastern part of the township, this village was laid out by the Somerset Coal Co. in 1902. Prior to this in 1900, there was a Wilson Creek…

West Salisbury, Somerset County

West Salisbury, in the southeastern part of the township, was laid out on the David Livengood farm by the Salisbury & Baltimore Railroad Company in 1871. A number of lots…

Wellersburg, Somerset County

Wellersburg was laid out in 1830 and incorporated as a borough in 1857. The town is now in a dilapidated state having been steadily declining since the abandonment of the…

Ursina, Somerset County

Ursina occupies the site of the Ream farm, and was the point of one of the earliest settlements in the Turkeyfoot region. Evidences of Indian occupation are abundant. Arrow and…

Trent, Somerset County

A small rural hamlet, Trent is located in the northeastern part of the township. In 1884, Jacob Miller decided to build a store that would also house a postoffice. A…

Stoystown, Somerset County

Stoystown is one of the oldest towns west of the Allegheny mountains. It was formerly a place of considerable importance. Being situated on the old Pittsburgh turnpike, before the railroads…

Somerset History, Somerset County

The borough of Somerset is situated in the central part of the county, of which it has been the seat of justice since September, 1795, and enjoys the proud distinction…

Somerset, Somerset County

On April 17, 1795, the General Assembly passed an act organizing the part of Bedford County west of the Allegheny Mountain into a new county named Somerset after the shire…