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Snyder County, PA

posted Apr 6, 2010, 8:53 AM by James Wise   [ updated May 9, 2011, 2:40 PM by Travis Wise ]
Jurisdictional Chronology
  • 27 January 1750 -- Cumberland County is formed from Lancaster County; its northern boundary is now the present southern boundary of Perry County; Snyder County area was owned by the Six Nations tribes, but settlers pushed into the area.
  • 17 October 1755 -- After Braddock's defeat in the French & Indian War, Native Americans attack settlers' settlements and improvements north of the Cumberland County line, near the present site of Selinsgrove (also known as Gabriel's and Weisertown on the Isle of Que, at the mouth of Penns Creek into the Susquehanna River) and northwest along the banks of Penns Creek. The "Penns Creek Massacre" panics settlers, many of whom flee into southern Pennsylvania counties. Fort Augusta at Sunbury (then called Shamokin) was built the following year as a result of this conflict. Most original settlers never return. Those that do, return for the surveys of the Snyder County area in 1768.
  • 23 October 1758 -- Pennsylvania proprietaries purchase the Snyder County area from the Six Nations tribes in the Treaty of Albany. The northeastern line of Penn Township, Cumberland County, is extended north through most of the Snyder County area; the northeastern corner of the Snyder County area lies in the newly extended western boundary of Bethel Township, Berks County, formed 11 March 1752.
  • 21 March 1772 -- Northumberland County is formed from Cumberland, Northampton, Lancaster,Berks and Bedford Counties; all of the Snyder County area is included in the new county; Penn Township covers all of now Snyder County except for now Monroe Township. Sunbury is county seat.
  • 22 March 1813 -- Union County is formed from Northumberland County; all of now Snyder County is included in the new county; Mifflinburg (Youngmanstown) serves as county seat 1813 to 1815 when New Berlin (Longstown) is chosen as the county seat. In 1855 the county seat moves to Lewisburg (Derrstown) where it remains.
  • 2 March 1855 -- Snyder County is created from Union County; Middleburg (Swinefordstown) becomes the county seat where it remains. It is named after Simon Snyder, three-time governor of Pennsylvania 1808-1817, a resident of Selinsgrove.Created: 1-Oct-2000
Aline Perry 40.680556 N
76.9875 W Dalmatia
Bannerville West Beaver Cheesetown 40.732222 N
77.348056 W McClure
Beaver Springs Spring Adamsburg
Regerstown 17812 or 17843 40.746111 N
77.209722 W Beaver Springs
Beavertown Beaver (Boro 1914) Swiftstown 17813 40.752631 N
77.169744 W Beavertown
Benfer Spring 40.772778 N
77.208889 W Beavertown
Chapman Chapman 40.6872 N
76.8870 W Dalmatia
Coon Hunter Franklin 40.775833 N
77.055278 W Middleburg
Crossgrove West Beaver Crossgrove Hall 40.7375 N
77.320278 W McClure
Dogtown Penn 40.805 N
76.864167 W Sunbury
Dundore Union 40.728611 N
76.856111 W Pillow
Freeburg Washington (Boro 1920) Straubstown 17827 40.76281 N
76.941223 W Freeburg
Globe Mills Middle Creek 40.806111 N
76.991944 W Freeburg
Hoffer Chapman 40.676111 N
76.935556 W Dalmatia
Hummels Wharf Monroe 17831 40.833609 N
76.839612 W Sunbury
Independence Chapman 40.680833 N
76.895278 W Dalmatia
Kantz Penn 40.776944 N
76.901111 W Freeburg
Kissimmee Franklin 40.795278 N
77.085556 W Middleburg
Kratzerville Jackson Hesslers 40.86 N
76.896111 W Freeburg
Kreamer Middle Creek Smithsgrove 17833 40.803 N
76.9641 W Freeburg
Locust Grove Chapman 40.674444 N
76.9475 W Dalmatia
Lowell West Beaver 40.73 N
77.296111 W McClure
Mahantango Chapman 40.648889 N
76.942778 W Dalmatia
McClure West Beaver (Boro 1963) 40.707637 N
77.311326 W McClure
McKees Half Falls Chapman 40.661389 N
76.918333 W Dalmatia
Meiser Station Middle Creek 40.800833 N
76.989167 W Freeburg
Meiserville Chapman 40.669167 N
76.9725 W Dalmatia
Middle Creek Spring 40.761111 N
77.258333 W Weikert
Middleburg Franklin (Boro 1864) Swinefordstown 17842 40.789034 N
77.045896 W Middleburg
Mount Pleasant Mill 40.723889 N
77.006667 W Richfield
Mount Pleasant Mills Perry Fremont
Schnee's 17853 40.698823 N
77.007616 W Richfield
Pallas Washington 40.712222 N
76.953611 W Dalmatia
Pawling Station Penn 40.8025 N
76.9275 W Freeburg
Paxtonville Franklin 17861 40.770278 N
77.083889 W Middleburg
Penns Creek Center Centerville
Weirickstown 17862 40.859722 N
77.055556 W Middleburg
Port Ann Adams 40.824167 N
77.148333 W Beavertown
Port Trevorton Union 17864 40.709877 N
76.864189 W Pillow
Raubs Mills West Beaver 40.724444 N
77.267222 W McClure
Salem Penn Row's 40.812222 N
76.901389 W Freeburg
Selinsgrove Penn (Boro 13 Apr 1827) 17870 40.801059 N
76.865548 W Sunbury
Shadle Perry 40.705833 N
76.9925 W Dalmatia
Shamokin Dam Monroe (Boro 1927) 17876 40.853128 N
76.822455 W Sunbury
Shreiners Monroe 40.865556 N
76.844167 W Sunbury
Strouptown West Perry 40.693333 N
77.033889 W Richfield
Troutwell Perry 40.687222 N
76.982778 W Dalmatia
Troxelville Adams 17882 40.803 N
77.2055 W Beavertown
Verdilla Chapman 40.743333 N
76.900833 W Dalmatia

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