Lower Turkeyfoot Township

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Turkeyfoot Township received its name from the Indians who scouted for George Washington on his mission in 1753 to build a fort at Pittsburgh.

A portion of the map showing the country Washington traversed, shows the shape of a turkeyfoot formed by the confluence of three bodies of water:
The Youghiogheny River,
the Cassleman River,
and the Laurel Hill Creek.

This is where the Borough of Confluence, Pennsylvania, in Lower Turkeyfoot Township was built.

Lower Turkeyfoot Township was formed in 1848 from the larger Turkeyfoot Townshiip which at one time was a part of Bedford Township and included almost the whole western half of the current Somerset County. (See "History" below). Its northeastern boundaries include Sandy Run and parts of the Laurel Hill Creek that separate it from Upper Turkeyfoot Township, its western boundaries are Fayette County and the Youghiogheny River, and the southern boundary is the Casselman River that separates it from Addison Township. Lower Turkeyfoot Township includes the Boroughs of Confluence and Ursina and the villages of Harnedsville and Draketown.

History of Lower Turkeyfoot Township

Name Index (includes both Upper and Lower Turkeyfoot Townships
Much of the material in the Turkeyfoot name index database was obtained as a result of queries and data exchange from fellow researchers. The name index includes all names found in the census and family tress for both Lower Turkeyfoot Township and Upper Turkeyfoot Township. Many families of surrounding townships are included as well as a result of their migration between townships.

Census Records for Lower Turkeyfoot Township

Cemetery Transcriptions for Turkeyfoot Township

Family Trees

Mail List



Places of Interest in Turkeyfoot

Queries and Surnames

Township Resources

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Last Revised: November 16, 2016

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