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Springfield Township

Springfield Township, 1791 Perry Highway, Volant PA 16156; phone: 724-748-4999.

Beginnings [1]

Springfield township was once a part of the original Cool Spring township (the southeast quarter of the county), then in 1802 was in the region known as Wolf Creek township, and about 1805 a separate township called Springfield was created. This Springfield township as first formed contained the territory which in August, 1849, was set off as a new township with the name Findley.

The settlement of Springfield township began before the close of the eighteenth century. Robert Gilmer was a settler about 1797, and the Dennistons settled in the southwest part of the township a little later. Thomas McCoy came about the same time and married a Miss Denniston, and their descendants still live here.

  1. White, J. G., editor, A Twentieth Century History of Mercer County Pennsylvania, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1909
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