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This County currently does not have a host. This means that there is no one available to help answer your questions about this county's history or to help you with your family's genealogy within this county.
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The county of Somerset was created on April 17, 1795 from the western part of Bedford County and was named for Somersetshire, England.
The highest elevation found in Pennsylvania is located in Somerset County. The area was included in the Indian Purchase of 1768 and became part of Cumberland County until 1771 when Bedford County was formed.
Somerset, the county seat, was laid out in 1795, incorporated as a borough on March 5, 1804.

 

BIOGRAPHIES

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CEMETERIES

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Obituaries and Death Notices

NEWSPAPERS

HISTORY

MARRIAGES

MILITARY

COURT RECORDS

Towns

Church Histories

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COURT RECORDS

HISTORY

MARRIAGES

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Surrounding Counties

Cambria County (north)

Bedford County (east)

Allegany County, Maryland (southeast)

Garrett County, Maryland (southwest)

Fayette County (west)

Westmoreland County (northwest)

 

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