MILLHEIM BOROUGH

The town was laid out by Philip Gunkle in 1798. Two old mills occupied a portion of the site of this town, Gunkle's and Hubler's. This fact suggested the name of the town, Millheim; home of the mills. As early as 1802 there were about fifty inhabitants. In 1826 the turnpike was extended to Millheim from Mifflinburg, and in January 1879, it was made a Borough by a decree of Court. In 1879 the Millheim turnpike road, connecting the Borough with the Lewisburg and Tyrone railroad at Coburn station was laid out.

(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.)

MILLHEIM BOROUGH CENSUS FIGURES

1890--700
1900--612
1910--626
1920--515
1930--659
1940--682
1950--750
1960--780
1970--871
1980--800
1990--847
2000--749

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

TAX ASSESSMENT RECORDS

Tax assessment records for Millheim Borough from 1879 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