Old Bedford County Townships

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Date Township
1761 Ayr now in present Fulton County
1767 Dublin Township formed - bounded by Ayr and Fannet Townships on one side, Colraine
and Barre on the other. Dublin is now in Fulton County (1850).
1767 Colerain formed.
1767 Cumberland Township formed, now Cumberland Valley, Bedford County.
1767 Bedford Township, Bedford County
1767 Barree Township, now Huntingdon Co.
1771 Brothersvalley Township - first township west of the Alleghenies, now Somerset County
1771 Fairfield Township - now Westmoreland Co.
1771 Hempfiled Township, now Westmoreland Co.
1771 Pitt Township, now large portions of Allegheny, Beaver and Washington Cos.
1771 Tyrone Township, now portions of Westmoreland and Fayette Cos.
1771 Spring Hill, now all of Greene County, part of Washington, and almost all of Fayette Co.
1771 Ross Straver, now parts of Allegheny and Westmoreland, called Rostraver Township
1771 Armstrong Township, now parts of Cambria, Westmoreland, Armstrong, Indiana and Clearfield
1771 Tullileague Township, parts of Blair, Centre, Clearfield and Cambria Counties.
1773 Bethel Township, now Fulton Co.
1773 Turkeyfoot Township, from Brothersvalley, Somerset Co.
1773 Hopewell Township, from Barree in Huntingdon Co.
1775 Quemahoning Township, from Brothersvalley, Somerset Co.
1775 Frankstown Township, parts of Bedford and Barree Townships, in Blair County
1780 Huntingdon and Shirley, now Huntingdon Co.
1780 Milford Township, now in Somerset Co.
1785 Elk Lick Township, part of Somerset Co.
1785 Londonderry Township, still in Bedford, later becomes Southampton Township, Somerset Co.
1785 Belfast Township, now in Fulton Co.
1785 Woodberry Township, part of Bedford and part of Blair Co.
1786 Tyrone Township, Blair Co
1792 Stoneycreek Township, Somerset Co.
1794 St. Clair Township, East and West St. Clair in Bedford Co.


See Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 22 3rd series, pages 2-323; for tax lists of Bedford County 1773-1776, 1779, 1783-84 see PA Archives Vol 25, 3rd Series. Land Warrentees, 1771-1893, Vol 25. 3rd series, pages 449-673.


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