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Welcome to Asylum Township
Bradford County, Pennsylvnia
During the French Revolution a number of French people fled for safety to Bradford County where in 1793 they founded the settlement which they named Azilum. When the township was formed it was named in honor of those French refugees.
Created from Wyalusing in 1814
Portions to Albany, Wilmot, Terry, and Durrell (part of which was returned), 
Township Histories
History of Asylum by J. W. Ingham 1916
Asylum Township History by H. C. Bradsby
Asylum Township History from Seven Counties Outline ...
French Settlement at Asylum - Chapter 7 of Craft
Asylum Township History by D. C. Craft
Early Times on the Susquehanna
Township Articles
Township Postcards & Photos
French Azilum Historic Site
Post Offices
Asylum PO (Frenchtown) (1857)
Macedonia PO (1856)
Centre PO
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Villages Past & Present
Asylum Township Census Records
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1800 Wyalusing, Luzerne County Census
1820 Asylum Township Census
1830 Asylum Township Census
1840 Asylum Township Census
1850 Asylum Township  Census
1860 Asylum Census (Volunteer Needed)
1870 Asylum Township Census
1880 Asylum Township Census
1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 (Volunteers Needed)
1850-1880 Mortality Schedules for Asylum
1850 Mortality Schedules for Durrell Township
Asylum Township Directories
1900 Asylum Directory 1907 Asylum Directory
Asylum Township Tax Records
1812 Wyalusing Taxables
Asylum Township Cemetery Records
Frenchtown/ Lower Frenchtown
French Asylum ME Church 
(Partial Listing by Hoagland)
Frenchtown/ Lower Frenchtown/
French Asylum ME Church 
(Complete Listing 2000)
French Asylum Cemetery Obituaries Ellis Hill/ VanDerpool Decker/ Durell (2000)
Arnout , Private (1998) Durell Cemetery (2000) Durell Cemetery Obituaries
Old Frenchtown Cemetery (2000) Gilbert Family Burials (2000)
Stoor's (Richard Benjamin family), 
private (1998)
George and ? Gordon family Jennings family (2000) Bartholomew & Elizabeth 
LaPorte family Burials (2000)
Macedonia Cemetery (1999) Macedonia Cemetery Obituaries
Asylum Township Schools
Frenchtown School 1900 Durell School
1914 Bull School 1904 Durrell Center School
1905 Durrell Higher Grades
1932 Durrell School 1948 Durell School Fire 2003 Demolition of the Frenchtown School
1869 Aslylum School Districts
1. Old Frenchtown 4. Centre District 7. (not named)
2. Lower Frenchtown 5. Ellis Hill Macedonia Independent
3. Kerrick Hill 6. Bull District Joint District (w/ Monroe Twp.)
Asylum Township Business Histories & Photos
1907 Asylum Businesses
Asylum Township Families & Individuals,
Genealogies, Photos
1862 Death Certificate of Melvin Keyser
Marriages & Anniversaries of Asylum Township
Asylum Township Resident Photo Album
Vanderpool Family Photos
Asylum Township Wills, Deeds, Legal Documents 
1828 Will of John Gamble
1857 Will of John W. Morrow
Township Population Statisticss 
1887 Asylum Township = 1247