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Towanda Township & Towanda Borough, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
This is One of Eighty Township Pages in Three Counties on this Site
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

Towanda Township & Borough
in Braadford County,
Towanda Township Histories
Named from Indian words meaning burial ground.  The largest Indian burial  ground was several acres along the right bank of the Susquehanna River extending nearly to Towanda Creek.
1873 Towanda History - Edward Haines
1878 Towanda Township History by D. C. Craft
1878 Towanda Borough History by D. C. Craft
1878 Towanda Biographies by D. C. Craft
1885 Towanda History from Seven Counties Outline ...
1891 Towanda Township History by H. C. Bradsby
1891 Towanda Borough by H. C. Bradsby
Towanda Borough & Township Articles
Cedar Ledge Monument Keystone Theater Restoration
Remembering the Day Sousa Came to Town
Township Postcards & Photos
Post Offices
Towanda PO
Villages Past & Present
Namesake - Towanda, Illinois, named for Towanda Pennsylvania
Towanda Borough & Township Census Records
1800 Wysox, Luzerne County
1810 Towandy, Luzerne County
1820 Towanda Census
1830 Towanda Census
1840 Towanda Census
1850 Towanda Boro Census
1850 Towanda Township Census
1860 Towanda Township {LS}
1860 Towanda borough [need volunteer]
1870 Towanda Township Census (CW)
1870 Towanda Borough Census
1870 Towanda Township (CW)
1880 Towanda Township Census
1880 Towanda Boro Census
1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 Volunteers Needed
Towanda Borough & Township Directories
1900 Towanda Township Directory 1907 Towanda Township Directory
1900 Towanda Street Directory
Township Tax Records
1812 Taxables at County Formation
Towanda Borough & Township Cemetery Records
If You can Provide GOOD Driving Directions or GPS coordinates for any of our 700 cemeteries, please send to Joyce
Cole's Farm Cemetery Tombstone Listing Cole's Farms Listing from Records
Cole's Farm Cemetery Obituaries Riverside Cemetery (New Section - 1999)
Riverside Cemetery (Old Section- Need Volunteers) Riverside Cemetery Obituaries
Riverside Cemetery    (Old, Partial Listing)
S.S. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery Oak Hill Cemetery  (An old, partial listing)
Oak Hill Cemetery 2002 (Over 4000 names) Oak Hill Cemetery Obituaries
Gregg (on land taken up by Andrew Gregg about 1807. The Gregg descendants moved their relatives to Oak Hill or Riverside. 
Henry Cornelius* Rev.War soldier who died on the mountain below Towanda, buried on the little farm that he owned, near Hale's (possibly over the line in Monroe Township).
Benjamin Wilcox, Rev.soldier interred with no gravestone: Four remaining
Towanda Borough & Township Schools
Susquehanna Collegiate Istitute
1920 East Towanda School
1920s Towanda High School Photos
1947 Towanda High School Senior Play
1902 St. Agnes School
1877-2002 St. Agnes 125th Anniversary
1961 - Towanda Ninth Grade
St. Agnes Classroom Photos
School Districts 1869
1. (Not Named) 3. Gregg District
2. (Not Named) 4. (Not Named)
Ink Blotter submitted by Lyle Rockwell November 2007
Towanda Borough & Township Business Histories & Photos
Towanda Iron & Nail Works
1907 Towanda Businesses
Hotels in Township
David Wilmot Hotel - Towanda
Ward House - Towanda
Photographers in Towanda Township & Borough
Harding & Gustin 1869
Geo. H. Wood & Co.
Johann F. Bender
Ott & Hay
A. J. Fisher
S. Y. Richards
Towanda Borough & Township Organizations
History of Union Lodge No. 108, F. & A. M
Towanda Township Family Bible Records
Wylie - McLeod Bible Vanderpool - Vanderpool Bible
Smith - Post Family Bible  Kline Family Bible
Watkins - Shults Family
Towanda Borough & Township Families & Individuals,
Genealogies, Photos
McAffee Home In Towanda
The O'Sullivan Family
The Laughlin Family of Bradford County
Clancy-Holleran Family
Mason Home in Towanda
The Marshall Family of Towanda
Towanda Marriages & Anniversaries
Township Resident Photo Album
July 2007 - A special note from a site visitor.
Dear Ms Tice

My name is John D.Secor

I am 91 years old and born  Oct, 30 1916 I would like to thank you for all the things I have learned regarding the history of Towanda Pa . I was born 1916 my Mother died 8 days after my birth. I was born at the corner of Bridge Street and Charles St. My Mother`s name was Regina White wife of George Willard Secor, he was a member of the Masonic order ,he died Dec 1918,I lived for short time at 20 Williams St and then 108 Williams St until a little while after 1926.From there with my Grandfather we moved out to Liberty Corners. A little information that you may be interested in is that my aunt, Mary White Cook and her husband James owned a restaurant and a taxi cab company on main street and Ed White owned a Grocery store across the street.The restaurant was two doors north of the Kauffman House Hotel. My grandfather, John Charles White was a blacksmith for the Lehigh Valley railroad and had his shop not far the Towanda train station at North  Tow.  I can remember the raging waters in the spring swelling , animals the river carrying chicken coops,sheds barns boats trees and all sort of articles. I can remember when the water was so high it ran into the first floor of the Courthouse, I remember times in the summer you could walk across the river to the island that was about 3 or 4 hundred yards from River bank, and I played in the town band and were playing at the ball ground that was located at the east end of the Bridge street when the King and Queen of Siam made an appearence, I believe the Kaufman family of Towanda.south I am not positive but I am quite sure that Mr,Kaufman was the Ambasssador of that country.Well I had better shut down because I could write a book about Bradford Co.and  Sullivan Co, most of  my mothers The White name came from Sullivan springs of John Charles White my grand father I want to thank you again for all the information and great work you have done on putting this all on the net work for us to dream of what took place a long time ago.  You made my life much fuller than I ever expected to be. I just can't thank you enough.

                      John Donald Secor

Towanda Borough & Township Wills, Deeds, Legal Documents 
1813 Will of Amos Bennett 
1857 Will of Frederick Fisher
Towanda Military Records
James McNeal, Civil War Records
Towanda Borough & Township Sports 
1909 Towanda Baseball Team
1925 Towanda High School Football team
1958-59 St. Agnes Basketball Season
Township Population Statisticss