History of Liberty Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania
This Bicentennial book is dedicated to the oldest living native of Liberty Township, Mr.s Mabel G. (Snyder) McDowell of State College, who was a centennial-year-baby.
Table of Contents.
FORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT... 3-5
EARLY SETTLERS... 5-8
SETTLEMENTS AND COMMUNITIES... 13-20
LODGES AND ORGANIZATIONS... 29-31
PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS AND VOCATIONS... 34-46
INCIDENTS, EVENTS AND MISCELLANY... 46-49
EARLY FAMILIES... 49-51
FAMILY UNITS... 51-56
EARLY TOWNSHIP MAP... 62-63
ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS... 64
MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHS... 64-74
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Liberty Township is situated in beautiful. Bald Eagle Valley, right in the heart of Pennsylvania. It is a part of Centre County and includes not only the lowlands adjacent to its three main streams, but extends far into rolling hills, some cultivated, some wooded, and majestic mountains that would enhance the beauty of any area.
The southern border of Liberty Township follows the Bald Eagle Mountain Range, and is identical to the first government surveys, which were later used in malting land grants to officers of the Revolutionary War. The eastern and northeastern boundaries follow Beech Creek stream, which has been a dividing line between townships and/or counties since the latter 1700's. The western border is represented by the dividing line between Howard and Liberty Townships, about which more information will be included in a subsequent paragraph. Marsh Creek flows southeasterly through the middle of the township.