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Encyclopedia > Portage Township, Pennsylvania

Portage Township is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania:

  • Portage Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
  • Portage Township, Cameron County, Pennsylvania
  • Portage Township, Potter County, Pennsylvania

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Portage Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania (534 words)
Portage Township -- rich in minerals and history got its name from the famous portage between the Juniata and Conemaugh Rivers.
The township was cut from Summerhill and Washington Townships on March 4, 1878, a few years before the first sawmill appeared in its then verdant woodland.
On the north the township is bounded by Washington Township, on the east by Blair County, on the south and west by Summerhill Township.
Hancock County, Ohio History (2872 words)
The name of this township was derived from the river which flows through it; and the act of erection provided for an election of township officers on the first Monday in April, 1833, at which time an organization was effected.
Upon the erection of Allen Township, in 1850, the two eastern tiers of sections of Portage were taken in the formation of the new subdivision, leaving it with an area of twenty-four square miles, or 15,360 acres, and no change has since occurred in its territory.
Portage is bounded on the north by Wood County, on the east by Allen Township, on the south by Liberty
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