Mercer County Genealogy


Places Sandy Lake Township     




Sandy Lake Township History from the History of Mercer County, 1909


Churches in Sandy Lake Township/Sandy Lake Borough area


First Presbyterian Church

oldest in Sandy Lake Borough, organized 3 Oct 1835


Methodist Episcopal

second oldest church, organized in 1864


Disciples Church

organized 14 Apr 1874


Cumberland Presbyterian

organized in 1875, built first church building in 1876.


United Presbyterian Church of Sandy Lake, formerly the Old Rocky Springs Church, organized in 1811


Mt. Hope Methodist Episcopal Church (now Mt. Hope United Methodist Church) 


Reformed Presbyterian or Covenanters


United Presbyterian  

held meetings in the Reformed Presbyterian Building [1877]


Wesleyan Methodist, organized 1873-1874



Sandy Lake


Formed in 1805

from Sandy Creek Township

Divided into
Worth Township


Landowners map of Sandy Lake Township from the 1873 Atlas



1840 Census  

1850 Census 

1870 Census

1880 Census - search at  Select Pennsylvania, then Mercer, then Sandy Lake


Towns & Villages

bullet Sandy Lake
bullet Stoneboro
bullet Booher Corners
bullet Wades Corners




Amasa Stone


Oakhill Cemetery


Old Presbyterian Cemetery


St. Columbkill


Yankee Hill