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Pennsylvania Municipal Settlement Dates, Incorporation Dates, and Brief County Histories

To view municipality incorporation dates and brief county histories for a particular county, hover the cursor over and then left-click the mouse on that county. The data was taken from a 1965 publication entitled Incorporation Dates for Pennsylvania Municipalities, which was produced by the Pennsylvania Department of Internal Affairs.

To view municipality maps for individual counties, follow the preceeding link.

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