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Clarion County is a county located in the northwest section of Pennsylvania. Its county seat is Clarion. The county was formed on March 11, 1839 from parent counties Venango Co. and Armstrong Co. This county is available for adoption. If you have the desire to help transcribe genealogical data and place it online for the free use of all researchers, contact Nancy to become a host. Volunteer Information is available here.

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Clarion County Data Online
Recent Updates
May 2014: Bio: Gilger John W - Transcribed by Nancy Overlander
March 2014: 1883 Pensioners - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan
June 2013: Obit: BROWN, ALEXANDER - Transcribed by Kim Mohler.
May 2013: Civil War Three Year Volunteer Enlishment Records - Transcribed by Tammy Clark

BIOGRAPHIES

Biographies  

COURT RECORDS

DEATHS  

EVENTS

  • Disasters (Explosion of the Robert Torpedo Nitro Glycerine Factory - Death of James Barnum)

HISTORY

1843 History of Clarion County (Source:  Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania, by Sherman Day)

 THE CLARION RIVER FROM THE MOUTH OF PINEY TO THE MOUTH OF THE CLARION  - Contributed by Pete Smith

True Tales of Clarion River  - Contributed by Pete Smith

I am in possession of a copy of True Tales of the Clarion River (#127 of 1150) printed under the auspices of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Raftsmen Association in 1933( a 1971 reprint). It is a compelation of essays written by the last few generations of those involved in the rafting /lumber/ flatboating industry on the Clarion/Allegheny/ Ohio Rivers.My mothers family(Kerrs/ Watsons/Fitzgearlds/Harmons/Porters) were involved in said industry from the War of 1812 to the end of that way of life in the 1930's. - Pete Smith

  • A Few Early Clarion River Experences by James P. Kerr of Clarion Pa.
  • A Sketch of Porters Landing James P. Kerr of Clarion Pa.
  • How Gravel Lick was Named by Mrs. Clinton Fitzgerald of Marianville Pa.
  • PIONEERS OF GRAVEL LICK by Mrs. Levada Watson Kerr of Erie, Pa.
  • HISTORY OF STATE ROAD RIPPLE  by B.M. Davis of Clarion Pa.
  • Historical Facts Of Buck Run And The Origin And Construction Of The First Standard Clarion River Boat by A.C. Thompson of Waynesville ,Ohio
  • ON THE BANKS OF THE BEAUTIFUL CLARION  (Poem) by Irene Furman Rodgers

MILITARY

NEWSPAPERS

  • Miscellaneous News Paper Articles From the Past    

  • Along The Zigzag   Humerous Tale from a Traveling Salesman about Clarion County in 1882
    "It's a funny country where you have to travel three miles in going 200 feet, and where they pump oil in their front yards and dig coal in their gardens, and I've just got back from a trip in that country," said Commercial Traveller John Gilbert, in the Astor House rotunda ..... (Read More!!)

Boroughs and Census Designated Places

Callensburg Clarion Day Dutch Hill East Brady
East Foxburg (Tip Top) Emlenton Foxburg Hawthorn Henderson
Knox Kossuth Mechanicsville New Bethlehem Perryville
Reidsburg Rimersburg Shippenville Sligo St. Petersburg
Stone House Strattanville Tylersburg Waterson West Freedom
West Montery        

Townships

Ashland Township Beaver Township Brady Township Clarion Township Elk Township
Farmington Township Highland Township Knox Township Licking Township Limestone Township
Madison Township Millcreek Township Monroe Township Paint Township Perry Township
Piney Township Porter Township Redbank Township Richland Township Salem Township
Toby Township Washington Township      

Surrounding Counties

Forest County (north) Armstrong County (south) Venango County (west)
Jefferson County (east) Butler County (southwest)  

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