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Le Raysville Borough

Bradford County, Pennsylvania

Le Raysville Borough Hall, P.O. Box 142, Le Raysville PA 18829.

Beginnings [1]

LeRaysville, so named in honor of Vincent LeRay de Chaumont, a French gentleman of Jefferson county, N. Y., who owned many sections of land, embracing a large part of Eastern Bradford.

LeRaysville, by virtue of its central location, that section at the "crossroads," was early selected as the best point for business and enterprise. A post-office was established here in 1827 with Josiah Benham, postmaster. Stores, shops and manufacturing concerns multiplied and the place became a thriving village. In 1863 it was incorporated as LeRaysville borough. It had a population of 284 in 1870 and 253 in 1920. LeRaysville has an elevation of 1450 feet and is the highest town in the county.

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