Crawford County, Pennsylvania

History & Biography

Part I:  Directory
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Was formed from Sadsbury and Summerhill in 1841, and contains 14,012 acres.  The pioneers were Joseph Garwood, William McFadden, Henry Bright, John Brown, Joseph Luper, the Gehr family, the Smith family, and John and James McCleves.  They all settled in Summit before 1804.  Henry Bright settled on the site of Harmonsburg in 1897 [sic].  The soil is well watered by Pine Run in the western part, and in the north by the head waters of Conneaut Creek.  Upon the farm of Almon Whiting is a marl bed which is utilized by the farmers.  The population of the township is about 1,100.  During the year 1878 the township contained nine schools, with an average attendance of 218 pupils.  The amount expended for school purposes was $1,312.46.
    HARMONSBURG.—This pretty village is the only post-office in the township.  It is situated near the head of Conneaut Lake.  It contains one M. E. Church, Rev. M. V. Stone pastor, and one Old School Presbyterian Church, Rev. Isaac McVitty pastor; one graded school; two hotels; one store of general merchandise; one drug store; one shoe store and shoe shop; a carriage shop; a cheese factory; one flour and two saw mills, and three blacksmith shops.