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Welcome to Spring Township!
HIGHLIGHTS OF SPRING TOWNSHIP
  • Originally founded as Upper Bald Eagle Township in 1786.
  • The name Spring Township was derived from the various natural springs located throughout the township, including "Blue" Spring, "Boiling Springs" and the "Big Spring".
  • 1814 Name Changed to Covington Township, but changed back in 1815.
  • Pioneer settler's goals were to build roads to the nearest flour mills.
  • Iron Ore & iron products forged in Spring Township aid in the sinking of the British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813.
  • Brass & limestone industries began in the early 1800's.
  • Grist Mill built along Logan Branch in 1796.
  • The Mann Axe Factory produced the Red Man Axe, which historians claim cleared most of the unsettled West.
  • During the early 1900's, 2 of the state's largest fairgrounds were in Spring Township.
  • The first lime was shipped out of Spring Township in 1863 from a single kiln owned by A.G. Morris.
  • Spring Township was the home to 3 airports.
  • Major railroad built between 1858 & 1893, giving residents connection to outside world.
  • Spring Township native, Abram Valentine, invented the Ore Washing Machine, greatly affecting the Iron Industry.
  • Two tollhouses within the Township, one still stands today along S. Main Street. The other was demolished years ago and was located near the Cerro Plant, down Axemann Road
  • Nittany Iron Works (now Cerro), was established in the early 1900's.
  • Logan Branch is named for the Oneida Chief Shickellemy's son, Logan, who camped for some time at the Blue Spring along Axemann Road.
  • First school house built in 1808 along the Logan Branch.
  • Coleville offered work: Brickyard, sawmills and iron furnaces.
  • The Noll Brothers bought land in Pleasant Gap and hired a company to prospect it the area and found it rich in Limestone, which established the Whiterock Quarry.
  • Greensvalley was a rich farming area in Spring Township.
  • Axemann area, along Logan Branch, was also rich in farms.
  • Coleville was home to a sawmill and woolen mill.
  • Pleasant Gap was home to a distillery, a gristmill, cigar factory, chopping mill, slaughterhouse and butcher shop.


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1309 Blanchard St.
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Phone: (814) 355-7543
administrator@springtownship.org

Information on the Spring Township website is provided as a service to the community. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein, official documentation is available at the Township offices.