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Title Person(s) Vol. Page(s) Date 1 Date 2
Chapter XII. HERRICK. 172


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Blackman 1873 county histories Blackman, Emily C. History of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. From a period preceding its settlement to recent times, including the annals and geography of each township. With maps and numerous illustrations. Also, a sketch of woman's work in the county for the United States Sanitary Commission, and a list of the soldiers of the National Army furnished by many of the townships. Philadelphia, Pa.: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1873.

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Text \"\"Thus, prior to 1796, the settlers on lands now within the bounds of Herrick, were in the old townships Tioga and Wyalusing, Luzerne County. From that time for ten years they were in Nicholson ; from 1806 to the organization of Susquehanna County they were in Clifford; from 1814 they were, with the exception mentioned above, included in Gibson, until, in 1826, the tax-list of Herrick was made out for the first time, the township having been erected the year previous. By reference to the annals of Gibson it will be seen that a division of the township had been petitioned for once or twice before the eastern part was set off for Herrick. The peaks of Elk Mountain and the ridge of Tunkhannock or East Mountain formed a barrier to oneness of interest among its inhabitants, and to ease in the transaction of township business. To the writer, while on a recent visit to that section, it was a matter of surprise that they had continued so long together ; but it was then no longer a surprise that the people of Herrick, as early as 1827, 1831, and again in 1839, sought to be set off with Clifford, to form a part of a new county, proposed on our southeastern border.

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Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Nicholson Township 1795 Creation yes+ 1795
View New Township Clifford Township 1806 Creation yes* Apr 1806
View New Township Gibson Township 1813 Creation yes* Nov 1813
View New Township Herrick Township 1825 Creation yes* May 1825