Pennsylvania County Creation Dates and Parent Counties

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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pennsylvania]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''County Creation Dates'''''
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| '''County'''<br>
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| '''County'''  
| '''Year<br>Created'''<br>
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| '''YearCreated'''  
| '''Parent County'''<br>
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| '''Parent County'''  
| '''Year Split and Child County'''<br>
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| '''Year Split and Child County'''
 
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| valign="top" | [[Adams County, Pennsylvania|Adams]]  
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| [[Adams County, Pennsylvania|Adams]]  
| valign="top" | 1800<br>
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| 22 Jan 1800  
| valign="top" | [[York_County,_Pennsylvania|York]]  
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| [[York County, Pennsylvania|York]]  
| valign="top" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
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| [[Allegheny County, Pennsylvania|Allegheny]]  
 
| [[Allegheny County, Pennsylvania|Allegheny]]  
| 1788  
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| 24 Sep 1788  
| [[Washington_County,_Pennsylvania|Washington]], [[Westmoreland_County,_Pennsylvania|Westmoreland]]
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| [[Washington County, Pennsylvania|Washington]], [[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania|Westmoreland]]  
| In 1800 parts of [[Armstrong_County,_Pennsylvania|Armstrong]], [[Beaver_County,_Pennsylvania|Beaver]], [[Venango_County,_Pennsylvania|Venango]], and [[Warren_County,_Pennsylvania|Warren]] counties and all of [[Butler_County,_Pennsylvania|Butler]], [[Crawford_County,_Pennsylvania|Crawford]], [[Erie_County,_Pennsylvania|Erie]], and [[Mercer_County,_Pennsylvania|Mercer]] counties came from Allegheny Co.
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| [[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania|Armstrong]], [[Beaver County, Pennsylvania|Beaver]], [[Venango County, Pennsylvania|Venango]], [[Warren County, Pennsylvania|Warren]], [[Butler County, Pennsylvania|Butler]], [[Crawford County, Pennsylvania|Crawford]], [[Erie County, Pennsylvania|Erie]], and [[Mercer County, Pennsylvania|Mercer]] 1800
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania|Armstrong]]  
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| [[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania|Armstrong]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1800<br>
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| 12 Mar 1800  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | <font size="2" face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif"><font size="2" face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif">[[Allegheny_County,_Pennsylvania|Allegheny]], [[Westmoreland_County,_Pennsylvania|Westmoreland]], [[Lycoming_County,_Pennsylvania|Lycoming]].&nbsp;Attached to Westmoreland County until 1805.</font></font>&nbsp;
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| [[Allegheny County, Pennsylvania|Allegheny]], [[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania|Westmoreland]], [[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania|Lycoming]]. Attached to Westmoreland County until 1805.  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Part of [[Clarion_County,_Pennsylvania|Clarion]] County was formed in 1839 from Armstrong Co.<br>
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| [[Clarion County, Pennsylvania|Clarion]] 1839
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Beaver County, Pennsylvania|Beaver]]  
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| [[Beaver County, Pennsylvania|Beaver]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1800<br>
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| 12 Mar 1800  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | <font size="2" face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif"><font size="2" face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif">Allegheny, Washington. Attached to Allegheny Co. until 1803.</font></font>
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| Allegheny, Washington. Attached to Allegheny Co. until 1803  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | <font size="2" face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif"><font size="2" face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif">Part of Lawrence County was formed in 1849 from Beaver Co.</font></font>
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| Lawrence 1849
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford]]  
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| [[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | <font size="2" face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif"><font size="2" face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif">1771</font></font>
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| 9 Mar 1771  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | <font size="2" face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif"><font size="2" face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif">Cumberland</font></font>
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| Cumberland  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | <font size="2" face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif"><font size="2" face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif">From it came part of Northumberland Co. in 1772, Westmoreland Co. in 1773, Huntingdon Co. in 1787, Somerset Co. in 1795, part of Cambria Co. in 1804, part of Blair Co. in 1846, Fulton Co. in 1850.</font></font>
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| Northumberland 1772, Westmoreland 1773, Huntingdon 1787, Somerset 1795, Cambria 1804, Blair 1846, Fulton 1850
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Berks County, Pennsylvania|Berks]]  
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| [[Berks County, Pennsylvania|Berks]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1751 (org. 1752)  
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| 14 Oct 1751 (org. 1752)  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Philadelphia, Chester, Lancaster<br>
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| Philadelphia, Chester, Lancaster  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came part of Northumberland Co. in 1772 and part of Schuylkill Co. in 1811.
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| Northumberland 1772, Schuylkill 1811
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Blair County, Pennsylvania|Blair]]  
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| [[Blair County, Pennsylvania|Blair]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1846  
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| 26 Feb 1846  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Huntingdon,&nbsp;Bedford  
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| Huntingdon, Bedford  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Bradford County, Pennsylvania|Bradford]]&nbsp;(first named Ontario County)
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| [[Bradford County, Pennsylvania|Bradford]]
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1810 (org. 1812)  
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| 21 Feb 1810 (org. 1812)  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Luzerne and Lycoming
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| renamed Ontario 1812<br>
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Bucks County, Pennsylvania|Bucks]]  
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| [[Bucks County, Pennsylvania|Bucks]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1682  
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| 10 Mar 1682  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--
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| none
| style="vertical-align: top;" | In 1751 Northampton County was set off.
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| Northampton 1751
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Butler County, Pennsylvania|Butler]]  
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| [[Butler County, Pennsylvania|Butler]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1800  
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| 12 Mar 1800  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Allegheny  
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| Allegheny  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Cambria County, Pennsylvania|Cambria]]  
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| [[Cambria County, Pennsylvania|Cambria]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1804 (org. 1807)  
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| 26 Mar 1804 (org. 1807)  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Huntingdon, Somerset, and Bedford  
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| Huntingdon, Somerset, and Bedford  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Cameron County, Pennsylvania|Cameron]]  
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| [[Cameron County, Pennsylvania|Cameron]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1860<br>
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| 29 Mar 1860  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Clinton, McKean, Elk, Potter<br>
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| Clinton, McKean, Elk, Potter  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Carbon County, Pennsylvania|Carbon]]  
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| [[Carbon County, Pennsylvania|Carbon]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1843<br>
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| 13 Mar 1843  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Northampton,&nbsp;Monroe  
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| Northampton, Monroe  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Centre County, Pennsylvania|Centre]]  
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| [[Centre County, Pennsylvania|Centre]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1800<br>
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| 13 Feb 1800  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Huntingdon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Northumberland  
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| Huntingdon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Northumberland  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Part of Clinton County was formed in 1839 from Centre Co.
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| Clinton 1839
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Chester County, Pennsylvania|Chester]]  
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| [[Chester County, Pennsylvania|Chester]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1682  
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| 10 Mar 1682  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| Colonial Lands
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came Lancaster in 1728, part of Berks in 1751, Delaware in 1789.
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| Lancaster 1728, Berks 1751, Delaware in 1789
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Clarion County, Pennsylvania|Clarion]]  
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| [[Clarion County, Pennsylvania|Clarion]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1682<br>
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| 10 Mar 1682  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| Venango, Armstrong
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came these counties: Lancaster in 1728, part of Berks in 1751, Delaware in 1789.
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Clearfield County, Pennsylvania|Clearfield]]  
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| [[Clearfield County, Pennsylvania|Clearfield]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1804 (org. 1812)  
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| 26 Mar 1804 (org. 1812)  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Huntingdon and Lycoming (Clearfield did not have its own courts until 1822.)  
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| Huntingdon and Lycoming (Clearfield did not have its own courts until 1822.)  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Part of Elk Co. was formed in 1843 from Clearfield Co.<br>
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| Elk 1843
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Clinton County, Pennsylvania|Clinton]]  
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| [[Clinton County, Pennsylvania|Clinton]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1839<br>
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| 21 Jan 1839  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Centre and Lycoming<br>
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| Centre and Lycoming  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | In 1860 part of Cameron County was formed from Clinton Co.
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| Cameron 1860
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Columbia County, Pennsylvania|Columbia]]  
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| [[Columbia County, Pennsylvania|Columbia]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1813<br>
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| 22 Mar 1813  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Northumberland<br>
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| Northumberland  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | In 1818 additional land went to Schuylkill Co. In 1850 Montour Co. was formed from Columbia Co.
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| Additional land went to Schuylkill 1818, Montour 1850
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Crawford County, Pennsylvania|Crawford]]  
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| [[Crawford County, Pennsylvania|Crawford]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1800<br>
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| 12 Mar 1800  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Allegheny<br>
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| Allegheny  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | No counties were formed from Crawford Co. Venango, Erie, Warren, and Mercer counties were attached to Crawford Co. for several years.
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| No counties were formed from Crawford Co. Venango, Erie, Warren, and Mercer counties were attached to Crawford Co. for several years.
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania|Cumberland]]  
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| [[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania|Cumberland]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1750<br>
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| 27 Jan 1750  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Lancaster<br>
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| Lancaster  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came Bedford Co., in 1771, part of Northumberland Co. in 1772, Franklin Co. in 1784, part of Mifflin Co. in 1789, Perry Co. in 1820.
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| Bedford 1771, Northumberland 1772, Franklin 1784, Mifflin 1789, Perry 1820
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Dauphin County, Pennsylvania|Dauphin]]  
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| [[Dauphin County, Pennsylvania|Dauphin]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1785<br>
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| 4 Mar 1785  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Lancaster<br>
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| Lancaster  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came part of&nbsp;Lebanon County in 1813.<br>
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| Lebanon 1813
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Delaware County, Pennsylvania|Delaware]]  
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| [[Delaware County, Pennsylvania|Delaware]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1789<br>
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| 26 Sep 1789  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Chester<br>
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| Chester  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Elk County, Pennsylvania|Elk]]  
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| [[Elk County, Pennsylvania|Elk]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1843<br>
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| 18 Apr 1843  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Jefferson, Clearfield,&nbsp;McKean<br>
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| Jefferson, Clearfield, McKean  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came part of Cameron Co. in 1860.<br>
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| From it came part of Cameron Co. in 1860.
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Erie County, Pennsylvania|Erie]]  
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| [[Erie County, Pennsylvania|Erie]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1800<br>
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| 12 Mar 1800  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Allegheny (Attached to Crawford Co. for several years.)  
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| Allegheny (Attached to Crawford Co. for several years.)  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Fayette County, Pennsylvania|Fayette]]  
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| [[Fayette County, Pennsylvania|Fayette]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1783<br>
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| 26 Sep 1783  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Westmoreland<br>
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| Westmoreland  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Forest County, Pennsylvania|Forest]]  
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| [[Forest County, Pennsylvania|Forest]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1848<br>
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| 11 Apr 1848  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Jefferson<br>
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| Jefferson  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Franklin County, Pennsylvania|Franklin]]  
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| [[Franklin County, Pennsylvania|Franklin]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1784 <br>
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| 9 Sep 1784  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Cumberland <br>
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| Cumberland  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Fulton County, Pennsylvania|Fulton]]  
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| [[Fulton County, Pennsylvania|Fulton]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1850 <br>
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| 19 Apr 1850  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Bedford <br>
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| Bedford  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Greene County, Pennsylvania|Greene]]  
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| [[Greene County, Pennsylvania|Greene]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1796 <br>
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| 9 Feb 1796  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Washington <br>
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| Washington  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania|Huntingdon]]  
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| [[Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania|Huntingdon]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1787 <br>
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| 20 Sep 1787  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Bedford <br>
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| Bedford  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came part of Centre Co. in 1800, parts of Cambria and Clearfield counties in 1804, and part of Blair Co. in 1846.
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| Centre 1800, Cambria and Clearfield 1804, Blair 1846
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Indiana County, Pennsylvania|Indiana]]  
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| [[Indiana County, Pennsylvania|Indiana]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1803 <br>
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| 30 Mar 1803  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Westmoreland,&nbsp;Lycoming (attached to Westmoreland Co. until 1806 when county was organized.)  
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| Westmoreland, Lycoming (attached to Westmoreland Co. until 1806 when county was organized.)  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;-- <br>
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Jefferson County, Pennsylvania|Jefferson]]  
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| [[Jefferson County, Pennsylvania|Jefferson]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1804 <br>
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| 26 Mar 1804  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Lycoming (Attached to Westmoreland Co. until 1806, then to Indiana Co. until 1830.)  
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| Lycoming (Attached to Westmoreland Co. until 1806, then to Indiana Co. until 1830.)  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came part of Elk Co. in 1843 and&nbsp;part of Forest Co. in 1848.<br>
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| Elk 1843, Forest 1848
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Juniata County, Pennsylvania|Juniata]]  
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| [[Juniata County, Pennsylvania|Juniata]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1831 <br>
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| 2 Mar 1831  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Mifflin <br>
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| Mifflin  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania|Lackawanna]]  
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| [[Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania|Lackawanna]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1878 <br>
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| 21 Aug 1878  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Luzerne <br>
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| Luzerne  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania|Lancaster]]  
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| [[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania|Lancaster]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1728 <br>
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| 14 Oct 1728  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Chester (Earlier was part of Susquehannock Indian territory.)  
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| Chester (Earlier was part of Susquehannock Indian territory.)  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came York Co.&nbsp;in 1748, Cumberland Co.&nbsp;in 1750, part of Berks Co.&nbsp;in 1751, part of Northumberland Co. in 1772, Dauphin Co. in 1785, part of Lebanon Co. in 1813.
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| York 1748, Cumberland 1750, Berks 1751, Northumberland 1772, Dauphin 1785, Lebanon 1813
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Lawrence County, Pennsylvania|Lawrence]]  
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| [[Lawrence County, Pennsylvania|Lawrence]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1849 <br>
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| 20 Mar 1849  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Beaver, Mercer<br>
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| Beaver, Mercer  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Lebanon County, Pennsylvania|Lebanon]]  
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| [[Lebanon County, Pennsylvania|Lebanon]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1813 <br>
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| 16 Feb 1813  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Dauphin,&nbsp;Lancaster<br>
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| Dauphin, Lancaster  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Lehigh County, Pennsylvania|Lehigh]]  
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| [[Lehigh County, Pennsylvania|Lehigh]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1812 <br>
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| 6 Mar 1812  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Northampton <br>
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| Northampton  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
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|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Luzerne County, Pennsylvania|Luzerne]]  
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| [[Luzerne County, Pennsylvania|Luzerne]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1786 <br>
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| 25 Sep 1786  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Northumberland <br>
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| Northumberland  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came part of Bradford Co. in 1810, Susquehanna Co. in 1810, part of Schuylkill Co. in 1818, Wyoming Co. in 1842, Lackawanna Co. in 1878.
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| Ontario, Susquehanna 1810, Schuylkill 1818, Wyoming 1842, Lackawanna 1878
 
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|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania|Lycoming]]  
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| [[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania|Lycoming]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1795 <br>
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| 13 Apr 1795  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Northumberland <br>
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| Northumberland  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it in 1800 came pts. of Armstrong, Venango, Warren; in 1803 pt. of Indiana Co.;in 1804 pt. of Clearfield Co., all of Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Tioga; in 1810 part of Bradford; in 1839 part of Clinton; in 1847 pt. of Sullivan.
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| Armstrong, Venango, Warren 1800, Indiana 1803, Clearfield, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Tioga 1804, Ontario 1810, Clinton 1839, Sullivan 1847
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[McKean County, Pennsylvania|McKean]]  
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| [[McKean County, Pennsylvania|McKean]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1804  
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| 26 Mar 1804  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Lycoming (Attached to Centre Co. 1804-1814, then to Lycoming Co. and Potter Co. until organized in 1826.)  
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| Lycoming (Attached to Centre Co. 1804-1814, then to Lycoming Co. and Potter Co. until organized in 1826.)  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came part of Elk Co. in 1843 and part of Cameron Co. in 1860.
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| Elk 1843, Cameron 1860
 
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|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Mercer County, Pennsylvania|Mercer]]  
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| [[Mercer County, Pennsylvania|Mercer]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1800&nbsp; <br>
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| 12 Mar 1800  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Allegheny (Attached to Crawford Co.; organized in 1804.)  
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| Allegheny (Attached to Crawford Co.; organized in 1804.)  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came part of Lawrence Co.&nbsp;In 1849.<br>
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| Lawrence 1849
 
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|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Mifflin County, Pennsylvania|Mifflin]]  
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| [[Mifflin County, Pennsylvania|Mifflin]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1789&nbsp; <br>
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| 19 Sep 1789  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Cumberland,&nbsp;Northumberland<br>
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| Cumberland, Northumberland  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came part of Centre Co. in 1800 and part of Juniata Co. in 1831.
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| Centre 1800, Juniata 1831
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Monroe County, Pennsylvania|Monroe]]  
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| [[Monroe County, Pennsylvania|Monroe]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1836  
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| 1 Apr 1836  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Northampton,&nbsp;Pike  
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| Northampton, Pike  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came&nbsp;part of Carbon Co.&nbsp;In 1843.
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| Carbon 1843.
 
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|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Montgomery County, Pennsylvania|Montgomery]]  
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| [[Montgomery County, Pennsylvania|Montgomery]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1784 <br>
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| 10 Sep 1784  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Philadelphia <br>
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| Philadelphia  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| --
 
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|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Montour County, Pennsylvania|Montour]]  
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| [[Montour County, Pennsylvania|Montour]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1850 <br>
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| 3 May 1850  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Columbia <br>
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| Columbia  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Northampton County, Pennsylvania|Northampton]]  
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| [[Northampton County, Pennsylvania|Northampton]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1751 (org.&nbsp;1752)  
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| 14 Oct 1751 (org. 1752)  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Bucks <br>
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| Bucks  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came part of Northumberland Co. in 1772, Wayne Co. in 1798, part of Schuylkill Co. in 1811, Lehigh Co. in 1812, part of Monroe Co. in 1836, part of Carbon Co. in 1843.
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| Northumberland 1772, Wayne 1798, Schuylkill 1811, Lehigh 1812, Monroe 1836, Carbon 1843
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland]]  
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| [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1772 <br>
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| 21 Mar 1772  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Lancaster, Cumberland, Berks, Bedford, Northampton  
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| Lancaster, Cumberland, Berks, Bedford, Northampton  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came Luzerne Co. in 1786, part of Mifflin Co. in 1789, Lycoming Co. in 1795, part of Centre Co. in 1800, Columbia and Union counties in 1813.
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| Luzerne 1786, Mifflin 1789, Lycoming 1795, Centre 1800, Columbia and Union 1813.
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Ontario County, Pennsylvania|Ontario]] (extinct: See Bradford Co.)<br>
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| [[Ontario County, Pennsylvania|Ontario]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | <br>
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| 21 Feb 1810
| style="vertical-align: top;" | <br>
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| Luzerne
| style="vertical-align: top;" | <br>
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| renamed Bradford 1812
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Perry County, Pennsylvania|Perry]]  
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| [[Perry County, Pennsylvania|Perry]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1820 <br>
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| 22 Mar 1820  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Cumberland <br>
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| Cumberland  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
+
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania|Philadelphia]]  
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| [[Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania|Philadelphia]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1682<br>
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| 10 Mar 1682  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| Colonial Lands
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came part of Berks County in 1751 and Montgomery County in 1784. In 1854 all townships, districts and other parts of county consolidated into the City of Philadelphia.
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| Berks 1751, Montgomery 1784. In 1854 all townships, districts and other parts of county consolidated into the [[Philadelphia,_Pennsylvania|City of Philadelphia.]]
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Pike County, Pennsylvania|Pike]]  
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| [[Pike County, Pennsylvania|Pike]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1814 <br>
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| 26 Mar 1814  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Wayne <br>
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| [[Wayne_County,_Pennsylvania|Wayne]]
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came part of Monroe Co. in 1836.<br>
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| [[Monroe_County,_Pennsylvania|Monroe]] 1836
 
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|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Potter County, Pennsylvania|Potter]]  
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| [[Potter County, Pennsylvania|Potter]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1804 <br>
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| 26 Mar 1804  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Lycoming (Attached to Lycoming Co. but elected joint commissioners with McKean Co. in 1814; became separate county in 1824; organized in 1835.)  
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| [[Lycoming_County,_Pennsylvania|Lycoming]] (Attached to Lycoming Co. but elected joint commissioners with [[McKean_County,_Pennsylvania|McKean]] Co. in 1814; became separate county in 1824; organized in 1835.)  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came part of Cameron Co.&nbsp;in 1860.<br>
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| [[Cameron_County,_Pennsylvania|Cameron]] 1860
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania|Schuylkill]]  
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| [[Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania|Schuylkill]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1811 <br>
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| 1 Mar 1811  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Berks, Northampton.&nbsp;In March 1818 additional land was received from parts of Columbia and Luzerne counties.  
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| Berks, Northampton. In March 1818 additional land was received from parts of Columbia and Luzerne counties.  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Snyder County, Pennsylvania|Snyder]]  
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| [[Snyder County, Pennsylvania|Snyder]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1855 <br>
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| 2 Mar 1855  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Union <br>
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| Union  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Somerset County, Pennsylvania|Somerset]]  
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| [[Somerset County, Pennsylvania|Somerset]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1795 <br>
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| 17 Apr 1795  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Bedford<br>
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| Bedford  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came&nbsp;part of Cambria Co.&nbsp;in 1804.<br>
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| From it came part of Cambria Co. in 1804.
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Sullivan County, Pennsylvania|Sullivan]]  
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| [[Sullivan County, Pennsylvania|Sullivan]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1847 <br>
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| 15 Mar 1847  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Lycoming <br>
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| Lycoming  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania|Susquehanna]]  
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| [[Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania|Susquehanna]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1810 (org. 1812)<br>
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| 21 Feb 1810 (org. 1812)  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Luzerne <br>
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| Luzerne  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Tioga County, Pennsylvania|Tioga]]  
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| [[Tioga County, Pennsylvania|Tioga]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1804 <br>
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| 26 Mar 1804  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Lycoming (Tioga Co. was part of land claimed by Connecticut.  
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| Lycoming (Tioga Co. was part of land claimed by [[Connecticut]].  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Union County, Pennsylvania|Union]]  
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| [[Union County, Pennsylvania|Union]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1813 <br>
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| 22 Mar 1813  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Northumberland <br>
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| Northumberland  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came Snyder County&nbsp;In 1855.
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| Snyder 1855
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Venango County, Pennsylvania|Venango]]  
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| [[Venango County, Pennsylvania|Venango]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1800 <br>
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| 12 Mar 1800  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Allegheny,&nbsp;Lycoming (Attached to Crawford Co.; organized in 1805.)  
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| Allegheny, Lycoming (Attached to Crawford Co.; organized in 1805.)  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came&nbsp;part of Clarion Co. was formed in 1839 and part of Forest Co. in 1866.
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| Clarion 1839, Forest 1866
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Warren County, Pennsylvania|Warren]]  
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| [[Warren County, Pennsylvania|Warren]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1800 <br>
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| 12 Mar 1800  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Allegheny,&nbsp;Lycoming (organized in 1819. Attached to Crawford Co. until 1805, the to Venango Co. until 1819.)  
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| Allegheny, Lycoming (organized in 1819. Attached to Crawford Co. until 1805, the to Venango Co. until 1819.)  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
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| none
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Washington County, Pennsylvania|Washington]]  
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| [[Washington County, Pennsylvania|Washington]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1781 <br>
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| 28 Mar 1781  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Westmoreland <br><br>
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| Westmoreland  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came part of Allegheny Co. in 1788, Greene Co. in 1796, and part of Beaver Co. in 1800.
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| Parts to Allegheny 1788, Greene 1796, Beaver 1800
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Wayne County, Pennsylvania|Wayne]]  
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| [[Wayne County, Pennsylvania|Wayne]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1798  
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| 21 Mar 1798  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Northampton  
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| Northampton  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came Pike County&nbsp;in 1814.
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| Pike 1814
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania|Westmoreland]]  
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| [[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania|Westmoreland]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1773  
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| 26 Feb 1773  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Bedford  
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| Bedford  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came Washington Co. in 1781, Fayette Co. in 1783, part of Allegheny Co. in 1788, part of Armstrong Co. in 1800, part of Indiana Co. in 1803.
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| Washington 1781, Fayette 1783, parts to Allegheny 1788, Armstrong 1800, Indiana 1803
 
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|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[Wyoming County, Pennsylvania|Wyoming]]  
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| [[Wyoming County, Pennsylvania|Wyoming]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1842 <br>
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| 4 Apr 1842  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Luzerne <br>
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| Luzerne  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | &nbsp;--<br>
+
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| style="vertical-align: top;" | [[York County, Pennsylvania|York]]  
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| [[York County, Pennsylvania|York]]  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | 1748 (org. 1749)<br>
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| 14 Oct 1749  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | Lancaster <br>
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| Lancaster  
| style="vertical-align: top;" | From it came Adams County in 1800.<br>
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| Adams County 1800
 
|}
 
|}
  
Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>| [[Ontario County, Pennsylvania|Ontario]] |  
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Extinct or Renamed Counties: | [[Ontario County, Pennsylvania|Ontario]] |[[Category:Pennsylvania
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Pennsylvania Gotoarrow.png County Creation Dates

County YearCreated Parent County Year Split and Child County
Adams 22 Jan 1800 York none
Allegheny 24 Sep 1788 Washington, Westmoreland Armstrong, Beaver, Venango, Warren, Butler, Crawford, Erie, and Mercer 1800
Armstrong 12 Mar 1800 Allegheny, Westmoreland, Lycoming. Attached to Westmoreland County until 1805. Clarion 1839
Beaver 12 Mar 1800 Allegheny, Washington. Attached to Allegheny Co. until 1803 Lawrence 1849
Bedford 9 Mar 1771 Cumberland Northumberland 1772, Westmoreland 1773, Huntingdon 1787, Somerset 1795, Cambria 1804, Blair 1846, Fulton 1850
Berks 14 Oct 1751 (org. 1752) Philadelphia, Chester, Lancaster Northumberland 1772, Schuylkill 1811
Blair 26 Feb 1846 Huntingdon, Bedford none
Bradford 21 Feb 1810 (org. 1812) renamed Ontario 1812
none
Bucks 10 Mar 1682 none Northampton 1751
Butler 12 Mar 1800 Allegheny none
Cambria 26 Mar 1804 (org. 1807) Huntingdon, Somerset, and Bedford none
Cameron 29 Mar 1860 Clinton, McKean, Elk, Potter none
Carbon 13 Mar 1843 Northampton, Monroe none
Centre 13 Feb 1800 Huntingdon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Northumberland Clinton 1839
Chester 10 Mar 1682 Colonial Lands Lancaster 1728, Berks 1751, Delaware in 1789
Clarion 10 Mar 1682 Venango, Armstrong none
Clearfield 26 Mar 1804 (org. 1812) Huntingdon and Lycoming (Clearfield did not have its own courts until 1822.) Elk 1843
Clinton 21 Jan 1839 Centre and Lycoming Cameron 1860
Columbia 22 Mar 1813 Northumberland Additional land went to Schuylkill 1818, Montour 1850
Crawford 12 Mar 1800 Allegheny No counties were formed from Crawford Co. Venango, Erie, Warren, and Mercer counties were attached to Crawford Co. for several years.
Cumberland 27 Jan 1750 Lancaster Bedford 1771, Northumberland 1772, Franklin 1784, Mifflin 1789, Perry 1820
Dauphin 4 Mar 1785 Lancaster Lebanon 1813
Delaware 26 Sep 1789 Chester none
Elk 18 Apr 1843 Jefferson, Clearfield, McKean From it came part of Cameron Co. in 1860.
Erie 12 Mar 1800 Allegheny (Attached to Crawford Co. for several years.) none
Fayette 26 Sep 1783 Westmoreland none
Forest 11 Apr 1848 Jefferson none
Franklin 9 Sep 1784 Cumberland none
Fulton 19 Apr 1850 Bedford none
Greene 9 Feb 1796 Washington none
Huntingdon 20 Sep 1787 Bedford Centre 1800, Cambria and Clearfield 1804, Blair 1846
Indiana 30 Mar 1803 Westmoreland, Lycoming (attached to Westmoreland Co. until 1806 when county was organized.) none
Jefferson 26 Mar 1804 Lycoming (Attached to Westmoreland Co. until 1806, then to Indiana Co. until 1830.) Elk 1843, Forest 1848
Juniata 2 Mar 1831 Mifflin none
Lackawanna 21 Aug 1878 Luzerne none
Lancaster 14 Oct 1728 Chester (Earlier was part of Susquehannock Indian territory.) York 1748, Cumberland 1750, Berks 1751, Northumberland 1772, Dauphin 1785, Lebanon 1813
Lawrence 20 Mar 1849 Beaver, Mercer none
Lebanon 16 Feb 1813 Dauphin, Lancaster none
Lehigh 6 Mar 1812 Northampton none
Luzerne 25 Sep 1786 Northumberland Ontario, Susquehanna 1810, Schuylkill 1818, Wyoming 1842, Lackawanna 1878
Lycoming 13 Apr 1795 Northumberland Armstrong, Venango, Warren 1800, Indiana 1803, Clearfield, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Tioga 1804, Ontario 1810, Clinton 1839, Sullivan 1847
McKean 26 Mar 1804 Lycoming (Attached to Centre Co. 1804-1814, then to Lycoming Co. and Potter Co. until organized in 1826.) Elk 1843, Cameron 1860
Mercer 12 Mar 1800 Allegheny (Attached to Crawford Co.; organized in 1804.) Lawrence 1849
Mifflin 19 Sep 1789 Cumberland, Northumberland Centre 1800, Juniata 1831
Monroe 1 Apr 1836 Northampton, Pike Carbon 1843.
Montgomery 10 Sep 1784 Philadelphia --
Montour 3 May 1850 Columbia none
Northampton 14 Oct 1751 (org. 1752) Bucks Northumberland 1772, Wayne 1798, Schuylkill 1811, Lehigh 1812, Monroe 1836, Carbon 1843
Northumberland 21 Mar 1772 Lancaster, Cumberland, Berks, Bedford, Northampton Luzerne 1786, Mifflin 1789, Lycoming 1795, Centre 1800, Columbia and Union 1813.
Ontario 21 Feb 1810 Luzerne renamed Bradford 1812
Perry 22 Mar 1820 Cumberland none
Philadelphia 10 Mar 1682 Colonial Lands Berks 1751, Montgomery 1784. In 1854 all townships, districts and other parts of county consolidated into the City of Philadelphia.
Pike 26 Mar 1814 Wayne Monroe 1836
Potter 26 Mar 1804 Lycoming (Attached to Lycoming Co. but elected joint commissioners with McKean Co. in 1814; became separate county in 1824; organized in 1835.) Cameron 1860
Schuylkill 1 Mar 1811 Berks, Northampton. In March 1818 additional land was received from parts of Columbia and Luzerne counties. none
Snyder 2 Mar 1855 Union none
Somerset 17 Apr 1795 Bedford From it came part of Cambria Co. in 1804.
Sullivan 15 Mar 1847 Lycoming none
Susquehanna 21 Feb 1810 (org. 1812) Luzerne none
Tioga 26 Mar 1804 Lycoming (Tioga Co. was part of land claimed by Connecticut. none
Union 22 Mar 1813 Northumberland Snyder 1855
Venango 12 Mar 1800 Allegheny, Lycoming (Attached to Crawford Co.; organized in 1805.) Clarion 1839, Forest 1866
Warren 12 Mar 1800 Allegheny, Lycoming (organized in 1819. Attached to Crawford Co. until 1805, the to Venango Co. until 1819.) none
Washington 28 Mar 1781 Westmoreland Parts to Allegheny 1788, Greene 1796, Beaver 1800
Wayne 21 Mar 1798 Northampton Pike 1814
Westmoreland 26 Feb 1773 Bedford Washington 1781, Fayette 1783, parts to Allegheny 1788, Armstrong 1800, Indiana 1803
Wyoming 4 Apr 1842 Luzerne none
York 14 Oct 1749 Lancaster Adams County 1800

Extinct or Renamed Counties: | Ontario |[[Category:Pennsylvania