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Bastress Township

Bastress Township, 518 Cold Water Town Road, Williamsport, PA 17701; phone: 570-745-3622.

Erected in 1854, Bastress was named for Solomon Bastress, associate judge and member of the General Assembly. The town was first settled by German Catholics in 1837 under the leadership of Reverend Nicholas Steinbacher. [1]

  1. Works Progress Administration, Pennsylvania Writers' Project, A Picture of Lycoming County, Commissioners of Lycoming County, 1939.
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