Elk Lick Township

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General Information

Elk Lick township was incorporated in 1785 as part of Bedford County. The town was formed from Brothersvalley Township, one of the original townships of Somerset County when the county was formed in 1795. Elk Lick Township is located in the southern portion of the county and it borders the Maryland State line. It is bounded to the north by Summit Township; to the east by Greenville Township; by the west by Addison Township; to the south by Cumberland County, MD.

The major borough is Salisbury Borough which was laid out in 1796 and incorporated in 1862.


Salisbury-Elk Lick Historic Association
9102 Mason Dixon Highway
Salisbury, PA 15558

Cities and Towns

  • Boynton
  • Coal Run
  • Compton
  • Engles Mills
  • Niverton
  • Salisbury
  • St. Paul
  • Romania
  • West Salisbury


Thank you to Jean Wall for transcribing the following cemeteries located in this township!


Thank you to our census transcribers and proofreaders for providing these census index_files!

Church Records

Mail List

  • To join the SOMGEN Mail List - click here for information.
    Then you will get mail about Somerset County from fellows reaearchers.
    Very helpful, you may even find new cousins!


Linda Marker Simmons has made a map of Elk Lick Township.
Ed McCelland has created USGS Survey Maps of this township as well.

Query & Surnames

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Last Revised: November 30, 2011

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