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West Salem Township 


Shenango is located at the intersection of the N. Y. P. & O., P. S. & L. E. and Erie & Pittsburgh Railroads, about two miles south of Greenville, on a farm purchased, in 1866, of Rev. H. F. Hartman, pastor of the German Reformed Church at Good Hope. The town was laid out by William Brigden in the year 1868, was first named “Atlantic City,” but shortly afterward changed to Shenango.


The village contains, according to the census of 1880, 160 inhabitants. The men are nearly all employed on the railroads and in the shops, erected in 1882, and are, without exception, sober, industrious and thrifty. 

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 610


If you're looking for your ancestors in Shenango...

try the 1850 & 1870 Census for West Salem Township 



located in West Salem Township

Once known as Atlantic City


Grace Church

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