||Christopher GIST was first white man to enter county
||George WASHINGTON passes through Somerset county
|1754, May 9-18
||George WASHINGTON'S men cut a road through the southern portion of the county
|1754, July 6
||Treaty made between the Iroquois and the English ceding a large area of land including
the eastern portion of the county to England.
||General BRADDOCK'S army cuts a road through the southern portion of the county - en
route to the famous battle, Braddock's defeat.
||General FORBES forces cut a road through the northern portion of the county - the reknowned
||The first record of permanent settlers living in the county
||The Fort Stanwix treaty is signed by the Iroquois which sold vast areas of land to Thomas
and Richard Penn for 10,000 English pounds. This area included Somerset County and ended
all claims to Indian lands.
|1769, April 3
||Public land west of the Alleghenies is opened to settlers - including in this county.
|1771, April 16
||Brothers Valley township was formed.
||First taxes collected in Somerset county
|1775, August 14
||The Turkeyfoot Baptist church is founded.
||The Whiskey Rebellion begins in Berlin
|1795, April 17
||Somerset county was formed from Bedford county - Brunerstown is selected as county seat
- name is changed to Somerset
|1804, March 5
||Somerset Borough is incorporated and the German Farmer is published, the first
newspaper in the county.
||Shade Furnace erected - the first iron ore smelting furnace in the county
||Southampton Mills begins operation - the first commercial lumber mill in the county
||Keystone Coal and Manufacturing opened the first commercial coal mine in the county
||First high school in the county is established in Somerset Borough