Centre / Clinton Counties

One of the more confusing points in this work can be understanding in what county either Beech Creek or Bald Eagle Township is located. In an attempt to dissipate the confusion, I offer the following from the first page of History of the Beech Creek Area of Clinton County Pennsylvania By Harry and Vera Lingle.

"On June 21, 1839 our county of Clinton was formed from parts of Centre and Lycoming Counties. In May, 1850 Bald Eagle Township, in this relatively new county, was divided by a line running northeasterly from about the middle of its southern border. The eastern section retained the Bald Eagle name. The western part was given the same name as the stream that flowed along its western edge and the town that was built along this stream (a name that had come down from the Delaware Indians) Beech Creek."