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Fair Hope is a small railroad station on the Baltimore and Ohio. The village was laid out at the close of the late war (1891), and received it's name from the fact that the citizens had then a speedy prospect of a railroad through the place. The township was formed from Allegheny, Northamton and Southampton townships. The village has not improved much during the last 15 years. But with the development of minerals in this place, it yet may attain some importance.

The North Savage Firebrick Works of Welsh, Palmer & Maxwell, are located near Fair Hope. The works were started by Pittsburgh capitalists in 1881. They manufacture a superior quality of red brick and are doing a good business.


Census Schedules

US Census Schedule, 1900
US Census Schedule, 1910
US Census Schedule, 1920
US Census Schedule, 1930


Linda Marker Simmons has created a map of Fair Hope Township.
Edward McClelland has also created USGS Survey Maps of the township.

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