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Title Person(s) Vol. Page(s) Date 1 Date 2
CHAPTER XXI. TOWNSHIPS AND BOROUGHS. 642

Source

Abbreviation Type Citation
Bradsby 1893 county histories Bradsby, H. C., ed. History of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, with biographical selections. Chicago, Ill.: S. B. Nelson & Co., 1893.

Summarized Source Data

Type Summary
Government References SALEM TOWNSHIP
Text Is one of the eleven townships in which Luzerne county was divided at its formation--named after Salem, Conn. The following, being the oldest authentic account of the doings of the people of the township, is taken from the records. The first entry is back in Windham, Conn., April 1, 1773, appointing Nathan Wales 'ye 3d' and Ebenezer Gray, Jr., a committee 'to repair to Susquehanna river and make a pitch for a township and survey and lay out the same. Thomas Gray was chosen clerk of this new township and the name of Salem was adopted. Wales and Gray discharged their duty and reported progress to a meeting of July 7, 1773; report adopted.'

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Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Luzerne County 1790 Township Division yes+ Mar 1790