Bradford County


Bradford County Pennsylvania

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Bradford, County, Pennsylvania, in the north east part of the state, contains 1,200 square miles. The north branch of Susquehanna River passes through it, and receives in the north part the Chemung River. It has also Towanda and Sugar creeks. The surface is, to a considerable extent, mountainous, though there is much good land, particularly in the vicinity of the Susquehanna. Bituminous coal is found on Towanda creek. The capital is Towanda. There were in 1840, neat cattle 34,099, sheep 68,767, swine 23,283; wheat 154,266 bush, produced, rye 45,738, Indian corn 140,632, buckwheat 77,863, oats 220,993, potatoes 363,412; 91 stores, capitol $328,874; 2 furnaces, 15 fulling mills, 7 woolen factories, 18 tanneries, 4 distilleries, 43 grist mills, 213 saw mills, 1 oil mill, 4 printing offices, 4 weekly newspapers. Capitol in manufacturing $331,990. 3 academies, 179 students, 190 schools, 7,948 scholars. Population 1830, 19,669; 1840, 32,769. Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843, New York.

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Post Offices of Bradford County, 1878<New>
Bradford County Townships
Albany, Asylum, Athens, Barclay,<New>

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Source: The History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Published by L. H. Everts & Company, 1878.

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