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Overton Township

Overton Town Hall, PO Box 47, New Albany PA 18833; phone: 570-924-3633.

Beginnings [1]

Named in honor of Edward Overton Sr., a prominent member of the Bradford County Bar who held large tracts of lands within its bounds and gave the people valuable assistance in their effort to secure the erection of a new township. For fifty years the area was known as "Heverly Settlement." The 46-square mile township was formed in 1853 from Albany, Franklin, and Monroe Townships.

The many springs throughout the township made Overton a popular hunting ground for regional native Americans. Pioneers Daniel Heverly, a Pennsylvania German, and his sons, John, Daniel, Jacob, Christian and Henry were the founders. He came to Monroe from Lehigh County in 1806.

  1. Heverly, Clement F., History and Geography of Bradford County Pennsylvania, 1615-1924, Bradford County Historical Society, 1926, Towanda PA
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