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The Cities and communities of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania*


Alfarata, Allensville, Alexander Springs, Anderson, Atkinsons Mills

Barrville, Belleville, Belltown, Bratton, Burnham

Colonial Hill

Decatur

Gardenview, Granville

Hawstone, Highland Park , Horningford

Juniata Terrace

Kishacoquillas, Kistler, Klondyke

Lewistown, Lewistown Junction, Little Kansas, Locke Mills, Longfellow

Maitland, Mattawana, McVeytown, Menno, Milroy

Naginey, Newton Hamilton

Paintersville

Reedsville, Roseann, Ryde

Shraders, Shindle, Siglerville, Strodes Mill

Union Mills

Vira

Wagner

Yeagertown

*This list of cities may not be complete

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Information & Facts about Mifflin County, Pennsylvania


Population (1990): 47,006
Land area: 411 square miles
Founding: County Founded 1789

Neighboring Counties to Mifflin County:

To the Northeast: Union County; Snyder County

To the Southeast: Juniata County

To the Southwest: Huntingdon County

To the Northwest: Centre County

Government

Official Mifflin County site

Mifflin County Courthouse
20 North Wayne Street
Lewistown, PA 17044
Phone: (717) 248-6733
Toll-free: 1-800-248-CNTY
FAX: (717) 248-3695

The county is governed by a three member county commission.

Juniata Valley Chamber of Commerce

3 West Monument Square
Lewistown, PA 17815
Tel: 717.248.6713
Fax: 717.248.6714

Mifflin County Historical Society

1 West Market Street, Suite 1
Lewistown, PA 17044-2128
Phone: (717) 242-1022

Genealogy:

The Political Graveyard for Mifflin County

Mifflin County GenWeb Genealogy page

Lineages' Genealogy site for Mifflin County

History:

Formed from Cumberland & Northumberland Counties in 1789.

Named for Thomas Mifflin, first governor of the Commonwealth under the Constitution of 1790, and Revolutionary hero. As early as 1731, English traders visited the area.

The first settler was Arthur Buchanan, a trader, who settled on the site of Lewistown, in 1754. Many Indian paths criss-crossed the county. Lewistown is on the site of a great Indian Village. Fort Granville erected in 1755, was destroyed by the French and Indians. Logan Guards were among the first defenders to reach Washington when the Civil War broke out. McVeytown is the birthplace of Dr. J. T. Rothrock, the "Father of Forestry" in Pennsylvania

Mifflin County Dept of Environmental Protection

Mifflin County School District

Administration Offices: 201 Eighth Street
Highland Park
Lewistown, PA 17044

voice: 717-248-0148
fax: 717-248-5345

email: mcsd@mail.mcsd.tiu.k12.pa.us

Pennsylvania Visitor's Network for Mifflin County
information for visitors and residents alike on all aspects of the area.

Mifflin-County.com
Welcome to Mifflin-County's Premier Online Information Resource

Mifflin County 2000
A website dedicated to improving education in Mifflin County, PA

Central Pennsylvania Visitors Connection
P O Box 61
Belleville, PA 17004
Toll-free: 888-299-8849
Phone: 717-935-5840

Mifflin County's Village Square
information, pictures, chat, genealogy and much, much more.

Mifflin County Library

123 North Wayne Street
Lewistown, PA 17044
Phone: 717-242-2391

Annual events in Mifflin County

Things to See & Places to Go in Mifflin County

Reeds Gap State Park

Reeds Gap State Park contains 220 acres located in the New Lancaster Valley of Mifflin County and can be reached from U.S. Route 322 from Milroy by following park signs for seven miles.

Bald Eagle State Forest

The Bald Eagle State Forest was named for the famous Indian Chief "Bald Eagle". It is located in Snyder, Union and parts of Centre, Mifflin, and Clinton Counties and comprises 195,624 acres of State Forest land.

Rothrock State Forest

The Rothrock State Forest is named in honor of Dr. Joseph Trimble Rothrock who is recognized as the Father of Forestry in Pennsylvania. Dr. Rothrock was born near McVeytown, Mifflin County, and spent his boyhood days in the nearby forested mountains.

Tuscarora State Forest

The Tuscarora State Forest, located in Mifflin, Juniata, Huntingdon, Franklin, Perry and Cumberland Counties, derives its name from the Tuscarora Mountain which passes through this region. The mountain was named for the Tuscarora Indians, a tribe adopted by the Iroquois Nation and allowed to migrate to this region around 1714. Located in three distinct divisions, the 90,512 acres of the Tuscarora State Forest are open to hunting, fishing and general outdoor recreation.

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