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Chapter XVII: County Buildings - Townships and Boroughs. 200


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Waterman 1884 county histories History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its pioneers and prominent men. Chicago, Ill.: Waterman, Watkins & Co., 1884.

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Text GREENFIELD, now a township in Blair county, was formed from Woodberry and St. Clair townships during the November sessions in 1798. The following is a description of its original boundaries: 'Beginning in the road leading from Bedford to Frankstown on the ridge which divides the waters of Dunning's creek and the Three Springs branch, at the place where the division line between Col. Boquet's two tracts of land crosses said road. Thence north fifty-five degrees west, such a distance as to intersect an east line run from the top of the Allegheny mountain, dividing eight tracts of land, namely, Henry Flip and John Deverin, John Dunbar and Charles Young, John Simpson and William Dunning, and James Dunlap and Hugh Doyle, thence by the said line west to the line of Somerset county on top of the Allegheny, thence by Somerset county or summit of the said Allegheny mountain to the line of Huntingdon county, thence by the same to the middle of the Frankstown gap of Morris' cove, thence by the summit of Dunning's mountain so far southwardly as to extend a line from thence south fifty five degrees west to strike the place of beginning.'

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View New Township Greenfield Township 1798 Creation yes+ Nov 1798