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Anthony Township

Township offices are located on Route 2, Linden, PA 17744; phone: 570-322-6281.

Erected in 1844 from Old Lycoming Township, Anthony was named for Judge Joseph B. Anthony. During the period of the Indian wars it was part of the "Fair Play" [1] territory. One of the first 3 German Baptist churches in America was founded here. Bruce Caldwell was the earliest settler. [2]

  1. The Fair Play Men were illegal settlers (squatters) who established their own system of self-rule from 1773 to 1785 in the West Branch Susquehanna River valley of Pennsylvania' source: Fair Play Men,, accessed May, 2011.
  2. Works Progress Administration, Pennsylvania Writers' Project, A Picture of Lycoming County, Commissioners of Lycoming County, 1939.
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