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Africa 1883 county histories Africa, J. Simpson. History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Pa.: Louis H. Everts, 1883.

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Type Summary
Text THIS township, as a glance at the map will show, occupies a central position on the eastern border of the county. Formerly a part of Morris township, in Huntingdon County, it began its existence as a separate organization in the year 1846, contemporaneously with that of Blair County, section 2 of the act organizing the latter county, approved Feb. 26, 1846, reading as follows: 'That each of the portions of said Morris township, according to the said division line made by William Reed and others, shall hereafter be separate and distinct townships for all purposes; the portion lying westward of said line to be called Catharine township, and shall hold its general and township elections at the house now occupied by Walter Graham.' Its name was bestowed in honor of Catharine, wife of Alexander Gwin, who was a member of the House of Representatives at the time the act was passed.

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Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New County Blair County 1846 Creation yes Jul 27, 1846