HUSTON TOWNSHIP

Huston Township was erected at August Sessions, 1838, by a division of Patton township and called in honor of Hon. Charles Huston, a former President Judge of the District. The earliest settler in the territory of Huston was Thomas Parsons in 1784, who was followed by David Kilgour, and the Williams family is the most numerous of present residents. The village of Julian, a station on the Bald Eagle Valley railroad, resulted from the establishment of Julian furnace on its site in 1837 by General James Irvin. It is a great point of shipment for lumber. Martha furnace was established by Roland and James Curtin in 1830. Nothing remains of either furnaces except their sites and the names, preserved by post-offices and stations at the respective localities.

(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.)

HUSTON TOWNSHIP CENSUS RECORDS

1850--375
1860--633
1870--863
1880--892
1890--766
1900--750
1910--674
1920--631
1930--500
1940--558
1950--572
1960--661
1970--837
1980--1,222
1990--1,282
2000--1,311

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

TOWNS & VILLAGES

Villages and towns in Huston Township include Martha and Julian. 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 Huston Township from 1840 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