WALKER TOWNSHIP

Walker Township is situated in Nittany valley proper, and is traversed by Little Fishing creek. Its villages are Zion, Hublersburg, Snydertown and Nittany, and it has considerable iron ore deposits. The township was erected at January sessions, 1810, and called for the then President Judge Jonathan H. Walker. The earliest surveys made in the territory date in November 1770. Among its earliest settlers were the McEwens, William McKee, John Harbison, William McKean, brother of U.S. Senator Samuel McKean, etc. Hublersburg was laid out by Jacob Bolander for Jacob Hubler May 10, 1832. Heckla Furnace, at Logan's Gap, was built by Judge Isaac McKinney in 1825; nothing remaining of it now but the site, and farming is now the main occupation of the inhabitants of Walker township

(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.)

WALKER TOWNSHIP CENSUS RECORDS

1850--1,221
1860--1,587
1870--1,356
1880--1,467
1890--1,333
1900--1,270
1910--1,164
1920--1,064
1930--1,041
1940--1,184
1950--1,115
1960--1,344
1970--1,706
1980--2,655
1990--2,801
2000--3,299

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

TOWNS & VILLAGES

Villages and towns in Walker Township include Forest, Hublersburg, Nittany, Peck's Store, Huston, Strunktown, Mingoville, Hecla Park, Zion and Snydertown. For more information about these. see Paul M. Dubbs, Where to Go and Place-Names of Centre County, 1961.

TAX ASSESSMENT RECORDS

Tax assessment records for Walker Township from 1811 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