Beaver County, Pennsylvania Genealogy

Franklin Township

Franklin township is situated in the extreme northeastern portion of the county, and is bounded by the townships of Perry, in Lawrence county, Lancaster and Jackson, in Butler county, and Marion and North Sewickley, in Beaver county. The Conoquenessing creek forms its entire southern and western boundary. Camp run passes through it from Lawrence county, and with this exception all the streams are small, rising within the limits of the township and flowing into the Conoquenessing.

Very fine Darlington coal is mined in this district, the product being superior for heating and for gas purposes, owing to its freedom from sulphur and other impurities. Limestone, sandstone, slate and shale are found in portions of the township.

The township was erected in 1850. Lillie is the only town in the township, and the following postmasters have had charge of the postoffice at that place: Henry E. Steffler, appointed June 27, 1883, and Matilda M. Steffler, April 23, 1887. The population of the township was, in 1880, according to the census, 739.

The United Presbyterian congregation of Camp Run was incorporated June 8, 1880, by a board consisting of J. C. White, Abraham Thomas, Henry Bradford, William J. Wright and John F. Scott. The church is in a flourishing condition, and is doing valiant service for the Master.

Source:   History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania: And Its Centennial Celebration, Volume 2
By Joseph Henderson Bausman   (1904)
Page 608

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

Franklin Township Home Page

Franklin Township
897 State Route 288
Fombell, PA 16123
Phone: 724-758-9702     Fax: 724-758-2414

Franklin Township Map


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