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
Birthplace of
Residents in 1860
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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