Centre County: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Year 1915 (Paperback)

From Its Earliest Settlement to the Year 1915

By J. Thomas Mitchell

Metalmark Books, 9780271034607, 119pp.

Publication Date: February 3, 2009



This brief volume provides readers with an overview of Centre County's history from its earliest European settlement up to the year 1915. Exploring the county's major events across several centuries, J. Thomas Mitchell delves into such subjects as early living conditions, county government, and the establishment of townships. Mitchell also offers a history of Centre County's schools and of the Pennsylvania State College (now University) as well as a discussion of its transportation, industry, and major public figures.

About the Author

J. Thomas Mitchell was a Bellefonte lawyer and one-time president of the Centre County Historical Society.