Crawford County, Pennsylvania


Origins: Laid out in 1866 by executors of the Edward Huidekoper estate.1
11 June 1868 Incorporated as Valonia from Vernon Twp. 2
[Boundaries not given in the decree; according to the petition:] Beginning at a point on French Creek near New Bridge, thence n. 14° w. 500 feet, thence n. 77—° e. 250 feet, thence n. 14° w. 2,015 feet to Rogers Ferry Road, thence along said road n. 77—° e. about 1400 feet to French Creek, thence by the various meanderings of French Creek to the place of beginning.
14 Jan. 1904 Annexed to Meadville as the Fifth Ward.3
Ordered ... that the territory included within the boundariers of what was known as the Borough of Vallonia be, and the same is arranged into and created a new ward of the City of Meadville, Pennsylvania, which new ward is hereby designated as the Fifth Ward of said City of Meadville

1 1885 Crawford Co. Hist., 684.  An 1866 "Map of Vallonia City Lots" is on file at Drawer 2, #34D, Crawford Co. Historical Society Library.   RETURN

2 Crawford Co. Court of Quarter Sessions Dk. 10:442, April Session 1868, as recorded 20 Nov. 1869 at Crawford Co. Agreement Bk. B:488.   RETURN

3 Crawford Co. Court of Quarter Sessions Civil Dk. 1:125-26, #72 May Session 1903.  Vallonia had been called "a suburb of Meadville" as early as 1879 (1879-80 Crawford Co. Directory, p. 141).   RETURN