Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

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Susquehanna County Government Offices are located at 11 Maple Street, Montrose PA 18801; phone: 570‑278‑4600.

Susquehanna County Courthouse

Photo: Susquehanna County Courthouse, circa 1854; listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. Photo by wikipedia username: Doug Kerr, 2009, creative commons, [cc 3.0], via wikimedia commons, accessed June, 2021.


Beginnings [1]

Formed February 21, 1810; named for situation, at head waters of the Susquehanna River, which completely drains the county, every stream flowing into it as it flows around a spur of the Alleghenies with the highest outline of two mountains; original Indian names, Onaquaga and Miantinomah. The scenery is beautifully diversified; there are numerous lakes, the largest, Crystal Lake, is over a mile long; from Elk Mountain, with its three peaks, sixteen lakes are visible, and the Water Gap is plainly seen on a clear day; from Ararat, 2040 feet above the sea level, is also an extended view. A panorama of great beauty is seen from the heights of Gibson Township; the slopes furnish unsurpassed grazing and abound in orchards and gardens; named for Chief Justice Gibson, the town was first settled in 1792 by Joseph Potter.

  1. Archambault, A. Margaretta, ed., A Guide Book of Art, Architecture, and Historic Interests in Pennsylvania, John C. Winston Company, Philadelphia, 1924


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