LIBERTY TOWNSHIP

Liberty township is bounded on the East by Beech creek; Marsh creek runs through its centre and Bald Eagle creek through the Southern portion. Its village is Eagleville, or Blanchard, the latter being the post-office and station name. Surveys within its territory were made as early as July, 1769. Among its earliest settlers were John Marsden, Christian Bechdel, the Kunes', Gardners, etc. The township was erected at August Sessions, 1845. In 1832 Elder Nathan J. Mitchell organized the first Society of Disciples in the territory and a meeting house was erected near Eagleville shortly afterward; and the same year Eagleville was laid out in town lots by Solomon Strong and Dr. Roberts and the first house erected thereon by Michael Brickley.

(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.)

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP CENSUS RECORDS

1860--748
1870--1,062
1880--1,284
1890--1,244
1900--1,100
1910--1,226
1920--1,107
1930--1,268
1940--1,273
1950--1,276
1960--1,262
1970--1,213
1980--1,618
1990--1,747
2000--1,830

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

TOWNS & VILLAGES

Villages and towns in Liberty Township include Eagleville, Monument and Blanchard. For further information about these, see Paul M. Dubbs, Where to Go and Place-Names of Centre County, 1961.

TAX ASSESSMENT RECORDS

Tax assessment records for Liberty Township from 1847 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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