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Buckstown, Somerset County

Buckstown is a quiet little hamlet of fifteen or twenty houses on the “The Pike.” It is usually associated with Shade township, but as a matter of fact the north…

Brunerstown, Somerset County

Around 1784 – 1785, Ulrick Bruner employed Harmon Husband, a surveyor, to plot a town of 36 blocks which would contain 144 lots. Brunner planned on calling the village “Milford…

Boynton, Somerset County

Boynton, in the eastern part of the township, was named for Jonathan Boynton, the founder of the town. It was built on the Douglas Boyd farm in 1880 after Dill…

Boswell, Somerset County

This town was laid out by the Boswell Improvement Company in 1901 near the mine that was opened by the Merchant Coal Company in the same year. It was named…

Bethel (Benson), Somerset County

Bethel village has sprung up very recently. Though young, it is prosperous. It is laid out on land which was formerly the Henry Blough farm. The first building erected was…

Berlin, Somerset County

The town of Berlin was originally settled by Germans, who named it after the chief city of their fatherland. At what date the settlement commenced we have no means of…

Benson, Somerset County

Benson borough is one of the three boroughs of Paint township and is located in a bend of Stony creek. It was laid out by Emanuel Eash, in 1880, as…

Barronvale, Somerset County

Barronvale was a small village in the southern part of the township. It was here that John Koozer established his gristmill in 1806, and the village eventually grew around it.…

Addison Borough, Somerset County

Formerly called Petersburg, it was renamed Addison for Judge Alexander Addison who was the first president judge of Somerset County. Originally founded in 1798, it was laid out as a…