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ORGANIZATION OF COUNTIES.

Names and date, day, month and year of the erection of the several counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the territory from which they were formed ; the three first counties which were formed, to wit : Philadelphia, Bucks and Chester, were established at the first settlement of the Province of Pennsylvania, and formed the only original counties of all that territory of which the now great State is formed, comprised of sixty-six counties, as follows, viz : 1. Adams, January 22, 1800, formed of a part of

York. 2. Allegheny, September 24, 1788, formed of a part

of Westmoreland and Washington. 3. Armstrong, March 12, 1800, formed of a part of

Allegheny, Westmoreland and Lycoming. 4. Boaver, March 12, 1800, formed of a part of Alle

ghony and Washington. 5. Bedford, March 9, 1771, formed of a part of Cum

berland. 6. Berks, March 11, 1752, formed of a part of Phila

delphia, Chester and Lancaster. 7. Blair, February 26, 1846, formed of a part of

Huntingdon and Bedford. 8. Bradford, February 21, 1810, formed of a part of

Luzerne and Lycoming.* 9. Bucks, one of the original counties of the Pro

vinces.

* Previous to March 24, 1812, this county was called Ontario, but its name was changed to Bradford on that day.

† Bucks county was one of the three original counties establishe1 at the first settlement of the Province of Pennsylvania, the other two being Philadelphia and ChesterSee Votes of the Assembly Vol. I.

10. Butler, March 12, 1800, formed of a part of Alle

gheny. 11. Cambria, March 26, 1804, formed of a part of

Huntingdon, Somerset and Bedford. 12. Cameron, March 29, 1860, formed of a part of

Clinton, Elk, M'Kean and Potter. 13. Carbon, March 13, 1813, formed ofa part of North

ampton and Monroe. 14. Centre, February 13, 1800, formed of a part of

Mifflin, Northumberland, Lycoming and

Huntingdon. 15. Chester, one of the original counties established

at the first settlement of the Provinces. 16. Clarion, March 11, 1839, formed of a part of Ve

nango and Armstrong. 17. Clearfield, March 26, 1804, formed of a part of

Lycoming and Northumberland. 18. Clinton, June 21, 1839, formed of a part of Ly

coming and Centre. 19. Columbia, March 22, 1813, formed of a part of

Northumberland. 20. Crawford, March 12, 1800, formed of a part of

Allegheny. 21, Cumberland, January 27, 1750, formod of a part

of Lancaster. 22. Dauphin, March 4, 1785, formed of a part of Lan

caster. 23. Delaware, September 26, 1789, formed of a part

of Chester. 24. Elk, April 18, 1813, formed of a part of Jeffer

son, Clearfield and M’Kean. 25. Erie, March 12, 1800, formed of a part of Alle

gheny,

26. Fayette, September 26, 1783, formed of a part of

Westmoreland. 27. Forest, April 11, 1848, formed from a part of

Jefferson and Venango.* 28. Franklin, September 9, 1781, formed from a part

of Cumberland. 29. Fulton, April 19, 1850, formed from a part of

Bedford. 30. Greene, February 9, 1796, formed from a part of

Washington. 31. Huntingdon, September 20, 1787, formed from

a part of Bedford. 32. Indiana, March 30, 1803, formed from a part of

Westmoreland and Lycoming. 33. Jetterson, March 26, 1804, formed from a part of

Lycoming. 31. Juniata, March 2, 1831, formed from a part of

Mifflin. 35. Lancaster, May 10, 1729, formed from a part of

Chester. 36. Lawrence, March 25, 1850, formed from a part

of Beaver and Mercer. 37. Lebanon, February 16, 1813, formed from a part

of Dauphin and Lancaster. 38. Lehigh, March 6, 1812, formed from a part of

Northumberland. 39. Luzerne, September 25, 1786, formed from a part

of Northumberland. 10. Lycoming, April 13, 1796, formed from a part of

Northumberland. 41. M'Kean, March 20, 1804, formed from a part of

Lycoming. * Part of Venango added by act approved October 31, 1860.

42. Mercer, March 12, 1800, formed from a part of

Allegheny.. 43. Mifflin, September 19, 1789, formed from a part

of Cumberland and Northumberland. 44. Monroe, April 1, 1836, formed from a part of

Northampton and Pike. 45. Montgomery, September 10, 1784, formed from

a part of Philadelphia. 46. Montour, May 3, 1850, formed from a part of

Columbia. 47. Northampton, March 11, 1752, formed from a

part of Bucks. 48. Northumberland, March 27, 1772, formed from

parts of Lancaster, Cumberland, Berks, Bed

ford and Northampton. 49. Perry, March 22, 1820, formed from a part of

Cumberland. 50. Philadelphia, one of the three original counties

established at the first settlement of the Pro

vince. 51. Pike, March 26, 1814, formed from a part of

Wayne. 52. Potter, March 26, 1804, formed from a part of

Lycoming. 53. Schuylkill, March 1, 1811, formed from a part of

Bucks and Northampton. 54. Snyder, March 2, 1855, formed from a part of

Union. 55. Somerset, April 17, 1795, formed from a part of

Bedford. 56. Sullivan, March 15, 1847, formed from a part of

Lycoming. 57. Susquehanna, February 21, 1810, formed from a

part of Luzerne.

58. Tioga, March 26, 1804, formed from a part of Ly

coming. 59. Union, March 22, 1813, formed from a part of

Northumberland. 60. Venango, March 13, 1800, formed from a part of

Allegheny and Lycoming. 61. Warren, March 12, 1800, formed from a part of

Allegheny and Lycoming. 62. Wayne, March 21, 1796, formed from a part of

Northampton. 63. Washington, March 28, 1781, formed from a part

of Westmoreland. 64. Westmoreland, February 26, 1773, formed from

a part of Bedford, and in 1785 part of the pur

chase of 1784 was added thereto. 65. Wyoming, April 4, 1842, formed from a part of

Luzerne. 66. York, August 19, 1749, formed from a part of

Lancaster.

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