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Northampton County, PA

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Northampton County Chronology

Northampton County was created from Bucks and Non-County Area 1 in 1752. Northampton lost to the creation of Northumberland in 1772. Northampton overlapped Litchfield, CT when Connecticut asserted its charter claim to northeastern Pennsylvania in 1774. Northampton overlapped Westmoreland, CT, which replaced Litchfield, CT in 1776. Northampton's overlap by Westmoreland, CT ended when Congress ruled in favor of Pennsylvania's claim to area in 1782. Boundary between Northampton and Luzerne was clarified in 1795. Northampton lost to creation of Wayne in 1798. Northampton lost to creation of Schuylkill in 1822. Northampton lost to creation of Lehigh in 1812. Northampton lost to creation of Monroe in 1836. Northampton lost to creation of Carbon in 1843.

Records Collection
Greathouse of Northampton County
1751 - 1798 Beyer of Plainfield Township
1770 - Communion: William Grotthouse, St. John's Lutheran Church, Easton
1772 - 1791 Greathouse of Upper Saucon Township
1773 - 1783 Greathouse of Plainfield Township
1776 - Map: Northampton County, PA
1778 - Oath of Allegiance
1778 - 1783, Greathouse in Militia
2008 - Proof Argument: William Greathouse In Twain

Source: The Newberry Library, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, Chicago, IL. Northampton County Chronology.


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