Centre County, PA


CENTRE COUNTY, situated in the central part of Pennsylvania, with the west branch of Susquehanna river on the northwest. Area, 1,560 square miles. Face of the country, mountainous and hilly; soil generally rocky and sterile, but much good land along the streams. Seat of justice, Bellefonte. Pop. in 1820, 13 786; in 1830, 16,765; in 1840, 20,492; in 1850, 23,355. (Fanning's, 1853)

    Place Unit Type
    Containing Unit
    Date Type
    The Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania opens Cultural
    Residents in 1860
    Birthplace of
    Name Type
    Aaronsburg, PA City or Town
    Bellefonte, PA City or Town
    Blanchard, PA City or Town
    Boalsburg, PA City or Town
    Half Moon, PA City or Town
    Howard, PA City or Town
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