Jenner Township

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Jenner township was incorporated in 1811. The town was settled in 1776 and was formed from Quemahoning and Conemaugh Townships. 

Jenner Township is located in the extreme north-western portion of the county. 
It is bounded to the north by Conemaugh Township; to the west by Westmoreland County; to the south by Lincoln Township; and to the east by Quemahoning Township


Census Data

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Acosta Church of God
134 Hilltop Avenue, Acosta, PA 15520
(814) 629-9808 

Boswell Church of Nazarene
RR 1, Boswell, PA 15531
(814) 629-9369 

Christian Community Church
431 Main Street, Boswell, PA 15531
(814) 629-6575 

Covenant Presbyterian Church 
327 Allegheny Street
Boswell, PA 15531-0120
(814) 629-8800 

Episcopal Conference Center
RR 1, Boswell, PA 15531
(814) 629-9462 

Laurel Mountain Grace Brethren Church
7398 Somerset Pike, Boswell, PA 15531
(814) 629-5545 

St Andrews Lutheran Church
500 Main Street, Boswell, PA 15531
(814) 629-9275 

St Stanislaus Catholic Church
325 Quemahoning Street, Boswell, PA 15531
(814) 629-5551 

Jenners Grace Bethren Church
5100 Front Street, Jenners, PA 15546
(814) 629-1797

Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church
5222 Front Street, Jenners, PA 15546
(814) 629-9177 

Days of Fire New Testament Church
1490 Pitt Street, Jennerstown, PA 15547
(814) 629-8746 

Jennerstown United Methodist Charge
Jennerstown, PA 15547
(814) 629-7430 

Laurel Trinity Lutheran Church
Jennerstown, PA 15547
(814) 629-9288


Jenner Township is comprised of 2 major boroughs, Jennerstown and Boswell, plus a handful of smaller communities.  Click on the links below for more information on any of the following communities.  

Acosta, Ankeny, Boswell, Coal Junction, Ferrelltown, Forwardstown, Glessner, Gray, Jenners, Jennerstown, Jenners Crossroads, Klines Mill, Laurel Mountain Village, Meadowdale, Randolph, and Thomasdale. 

Boswell was laid out in 1901 and incorporated in 1904. Jennerstown was laid out in 1822 and incorporated in 1874.

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Click here for a map of Jenner Township that was created by Linda Marker. 
Ed McClelland created a very detailed USGS Survey map.

Photo Album

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Queries & Surnames

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If you have Jenner Township veteran information to share,
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  • Charles Henry Kautz Jenners Crossroads, circa 1860. Submitted by: Brian J Ensley
  • Captain Leonard I. Beatty was a World War II veteran from Jenners. There has been a memorial to the veterans in Jenners for many years and his name is there... A complete listing of World War II veterans can be compiled from that memorial. Leonard served in the United States Marine Corps for 30 years and attained the rank of Colonel. He was a pilot during his career in the USMC and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was honored for his bravery. He is noted for braving the severe weather elements and safely bringing several lost pilots to safety. Leonard was the son of Grace Ickes of Jenners and lifelong resident of Somerset County. Contributed by: Richard L. Beatty, son of Colonel Leonard I. Beatty, USMC (1931-1961).

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Last Revised: January 27, 2016

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