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Somerset Township

<center><strong>HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP</strong></center>This township was formed in the early part of 1796 from Quemahoning and Milford, and was named after the county and the county seat of the same…

Upper Turkeyfoot Township

<center><strong>HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP</strong></center>Upper Turkeyfoot township was organized in 1848, its territory, up to that date, having been included in the old township of Turkey-Foot. This region was settled early,…

Middlecreek Township

<center><strong>HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP</strong></center>Organized in 1853, Middlecreek Township contains 19,318 acres or about 30 square miles, and was formed out of the western part of Milford Township. It was named…

Brothers Valley Township

<center><strong>HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP</strong></center>BROTHER’S VALLEY was organized as a township of Bedford county, in 1771, and was the first township formed west of the Allegheny mountains in the Province of…

Stonycreek Township

<center><strong>HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP</strong></center>Stony Creek was organized as a township of Bedford county in 1792 out of a part of Quemahoning Township and named for the large stream that crosses…

Addison Township

<center><strong>HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP</strong></center>Addison township, the third township created after the organization of Somerset County, was formed from a part of Turkeyfoot township in 1800. It was named after the…

Elk Lick Township

<center><strong>HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP</strong></center>Elk Lick was so named from the fact that within the township was a lick which the elk and deer used to frequent. The township was organized…

Quemahoning Township

<center><strong>HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP</strong></center>Quemahoning township derives its name from its principal watercourse. The Rev. Jacob Heckewelder, who for forty years was a missionary among the Delawares and other tribes of…

Lincoln Township

<center><strong>HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP</strong></center>Lincoln Township was formed by the Somerset County Court out of the northwestern part of Somerset Township in 1890. It was named for Abraham Lincoln. Some of…

Fairhope Township

<center><strong>HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP</strong></center>Fair Hope township was formed in 1891, out of adjoining parts of Northampton, Southampton and Allegheny townships, and was named after the village of Fairhope. It was…