Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Historical Borough Boundaries

Origins: Platted as Powerstown by surveyor Alexander Power, who began selling lots by 1816.  Called Conniotville on the 1816 county map, and Conneautville on the 1839 and 1848 county maps.  "'Conniattville" P.O. established by 1823.1
25 April 1844 Incorporated from Spring Twp. and Summerhill Twp. 2
Be it enacted ... that the territory lying in the townships of Spring and Summerhill, in the county of Crawford, included within the following boundaries: Beginning at a stake on the north side of Main street, the s.w. corner of lot #35, of Alexander Powers' survey of village lots; thence along the west side of said survey, n. 29° 30' e. 43  perches to a post; thence s. 60° 30' e. 142 perches to a post; thence s. 25° 30' e. 129— perches to a post; thence s. 19° and 40' w. 80 perches to a post; thence n. 64° and 30' w. 110 perches to a post; thence west 50 perches to a post; thence north 60 perches to line between the townships of Spring and Summerhill; thence n. 56° w. 86 perches to a post; thence n. 35° 40' e. 81— perches to the place of beginning, is hereby erected into a borough, to be called the "the [sic] borough of Conneautville."
5 April 1848 Boundaries redefined.3

1 Crawford Co. Deeds F-1:106 ("Coniattville").  Crawford Messenger 15 July 1823 (list of letters).  1876 Crawford Co. Atlas, 24 (under Spring Twp.).  1885 Crawford Co. Hist., 643-44.   RETURN

2 1844 Pa. Laws 386 (No. 360).  A "partial town plot" was recorded 3 Dec. 1845 at Crawford Co. Deed Bk. Y-1:305.   RETURN

3 1848 Pa. Laws 339, 342 (Act No. 269, § 17, authorizing employment of a surveyor "to survey mark and define the boundary line of said borough and extend the present boundary in such manner as he ... may think proper").   RETURN