BOGGS TOWNSHIP

Boggs Township was formed by a division of Spring township in August 1814. Andrew Boggs was the first settler in the township, near the present village of Milesburg, whence the name of the township. Roland Curtin, Sr., in connection with Moses Boggs, erected the forge at Curtin's Eagle Works as early as 1810. Milesburg iron works were erected as early as 1795 by Colonel Miles, and the iron conveyed by arks down Bald Eagle creek. Among the early prominent settlers of of Boggs township were Philip Antes, Richard Malone, Miles', Holt's, Green's and Barnhart's. The first Methodist church in the territory of Centre county was formed at Philip Antes (now Curtin) Works in 1787.

(SOURCE: Eleventh Census of the Population of the United States Published by Boroughs and Townships, in Connection with a Business Directory of the Same, Bellefonte, Pa., 1890.)

BOGGS TOWNSHIP CENSUS FIGURES

1860--1,652
1870--2,135
1880--2,098
1890--2,042
1900--1,899
1910--1,565
1920--1,331
1930--1,327
1940--1,856
1950--2,102
1960--1,924
1970--2,039
1980--2,246
1990--2,686
2000--2,834

(SOURCE: U.S. Census of Population, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce.)

TOWNS & VILLAGES

Villages or towns within Boggs Township include Runville, Tangletown, Fairview, Central City, Gum Stump, Curtin, Roland, Yarnell, The Divide, Snow Shoe Intersection, Wingate, Holter's Crossing, McCartneytown, McCartneyville, Dry Top, Rhoads, Fetzertown, Moose Run and Pleasant Valley. For a further discussion of these, see Paul M. Dubbs, Where to Go and Place-Names of Centre County, 1961.

TAX ASSESSMENT RECORDS

Tax assessment records for Boggs Township from 1815 forward can be found in the basement of the Centre County Library and Historical Museum in Bellefonte. Persons wishing to use these records must first sign the Guest Researcher register in the Pennsylvania Room.

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Copyright 2001 by Robert L. Baker