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The village of Transfer originated in the differences of railroad gauge. It will be remembered that in the earlier days of railroad building, the width of the tracks was not standard. Some tracks were “broad gauge" and some were “narrow gauge.” The varying gauges of course made it impossible for the cars of a narrow-gauge line to run over a broad-gauge track, and vice versa. Instead of switching cars from one railroad to another, as is now the common practice, it was necessary at junction points to transfer the freight from one line to another.

Thus Transfer station was originally a name with a real significance. Where the Erie Railroad and the Erie and Pittsburg meet, a transfer station was established, and formerly this was a busy place. A postoffice was established there in January, 1866, with James D. Morris as postmaster. Since the early years of this village the Frampton family have been identified with its business and other affairs, several of the first members of the Regular Baptist church of Transfer being of this family. 

Twentieth Century History of Mercer County, 1909, page 170





Transfer is located on the Erie & Pittsburgh and the N. Y. P. & 0. (Erie) Railroads, near, the point where the latter line deflects to the west. It is a point of considerable business activity. It has two churches, the Presbyterian and the Baptist. 

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 576



located in Pymatuning Township

What the History of Mercer County 1877 says about Transfer


Postmasters - Transfer Post Office 

If you're looking for your ancestors in Transfer, try the Census for Pymatuning Twp 1850  1870

         Transfer Cemetery

Presbyterian Church


Transfer Regular Baptist Church


Landowners in and near Transfer

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