GREGG TOWNSHIP

Gregg Township was erected in November, 1826, out of portions of Potter, Miles and Haines townships and named in honor of Hon. Andrew Gregg, a resident of the township who had been a member of Congress from 1791 for sixteen years and United States Se nator from 1807 to 1813. Its earliest settlers were George Woods in 1774, and George McCormick who settled at Spring Mills in 1773 and built the first mill there. It is a rich agricultural township. Penn's creek rises in the northern portion, its source a miniature lake in a cave. Penns Cave is now a noted place of resort. Township post-offices are Spring Mills, Farmers Mills, and Penn Hall.

(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.)

GREGG TOWNSHIP CENSUS FIGURES

1850--1,473
1860--1,556
1870--1,636
1880--1,795
1890--1,688
1900--2,098
1910--1,635
1920--1,495
1930--1,300
1940--1,475
1950--1,475
1960--1,434
1970--1,638
1980--1,778
1990--1,805
2000--2,119

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

TOWNS & VILLAGES Gregg Township has the following villages and towns: Spring Mills, McCormick's, Rising Springs, Farmers Mills, Penn Hall, Beaver Dam, Cooperstown, Greenville, Locust Grove and Beach. 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 Gregg Township from 1827 forward can be found in the basement of the Centre County Library and Historical Museum in Bellefonte. Persons desiring 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