History of Bradford County Pennsylvania. In 1885 the Gazette Company of Elmira New York published a local history book as a premium for the subscribers of the Weekly Gazette and Free Press. This extremely rare book, An Outline History of Tioga and Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania, Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler in New York, is as meaty as its title. We've broken it into booklets for the benefit of those seeking genealogical clues or historic data on the various counties. The original book was in tiny print on newspaper stock. This 48-page edition of the Bradford County New York section is printed one-sided on 60# bond. We've enlarged the print somewhat, although it's still fairly small. There were a few smudges and light spots in the original booklet that we couldn't clear up, however they do not effect readability. The spiral-bound booklet is on 8.5" x 11" paper with the cover protected with a vinyl sheet. Communities mentioned in the booklet include: Albany Township, Asylum Twp, Armenia Twp, Athens Twp and Borough, Alba Borough, Barclay Twp, Burlington Twp, Canton Twp and Borough, Columbia Twp, Franklin Twp, Granville Twp, Herrick Twp, Leroy Twp Litchfield Twp, Monroe Twp and Monroeton, Overton Twp, Orwell Twp, Pike Twp, LeRayesville, Rome Twp, Rome Borough, Ridgeberry Twp, Smithfield Twp, Springfield Twp, South Creek Twp, Standing Stone Twp, Sheshequin Twp, Troy Twp, Troy Borough, Towanda Twp, North Towanda Twp, Towanda Borough, Terry Twp, Tuscarora Twp, Ulster Twp, Warrwn Twp, Wells Twp, West Burlington Twp, Wilmot Twp, Windham Twp, Wyalusing Twp, and Wysox Twp. The information, probably gleaned from old newspaper files, includes hundreds of names -- for as journalists know, names sell newspapers! While many county histories list the names of county officials, this booklet has separate histories for each township, with the names of local officials and early settlers, and the founders or first officers of many local groups. There are also lots of dates to settle all those arguments about which came first: the tavern or the schoolhouse, etc. There are no biographies and details are limited, but if you're searching for names of early Bradford residents, this is a good place to start.
Bradford County (USA Series), PA
Sources: History of Bradford County Pennsylvania / An Outline History of Tioga and Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania, Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler in New York
Authors: Rev. George White
Original Publication Year: 1885
Original Publisher: Gazette Company
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