Beaver County, Pennsylvania Genealogy


Chippewa Township

Chippewa was formed in 1816.

Adams Township was one of four townships which was created from South Beaver Township and Ohio Township. Sometime later Adams Township became known as Chippewa Township.

Chippewa comes from the Indian word Chipwayanwok. Chipwayanwok means tailskins and was given them on account of their dress, which had points hanging down before and behind.  [1]    [Note: Chipwayanwok Indians wore tailskins as a fringe on their clothing].

The population was 7,620 at the 2010 census. The township shares the ZIP code of nearby Beaver Falls; therefore, all addresses in Chippewa Township actually carry the Beaver Falls name, despite their location within the designated township.  [2]

Source:  [1]   The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture, Volume 6, Page 4357

Source:  [2]   Wikipedia about Chippewa Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania


Beaver County Historical Research & Landmarks Foundation
The Official Historical Society of Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Chippewa Township

Chippewa Branch Library
2811 Darlington Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Telephone: 724-847-1450     Fax: 724-847-1449

Chippewa Township Home Page

Chippewa Township
Municipal Building
2811 Darlington Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Phone: 724-843-8177    Fax: 724-843-7073

Chippewa Township Map


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