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Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
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Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Facts

Lycoming County

When was Lycoming County, PA Created?
Lycoming County was established on April 13, 1795, from Northumberland County. The county was named for the Lycoming Creek, itself named for the Lenape word iacomicmeaning "great steam".

What is the County Seat of Lycoming County, PA?
The County Seat is located in Williamsport and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Lycoming County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Tioga County (north), Bradford County (northeast), Sullivan County (east), Columbia County (southeast), Montour County (south), Northumberland County (south), Union County (south), Clinton County (west), Potter County (northwest).

Lycoming County Townships Map

What cities and towns are in Lycoming County, PA?
Municipalities located in Lycoming County include Townships: Anthony, Armstrong, Bastress, Brady, Brown Township (includes the villages of Cedar Run and Slate Run), Cascade Township (includes the village of Kellyburg), Clinton, Cogan House Township (includes the villages of Beech Grove, Brookside, Cogan House, and White Pine), Cummings Township (includes the village of Waterville), Eldred Township (includes the village of Warrensville), Fairfield, Franklin Township (includes the village of Lairdsville), Gamble Township (includes the village of Calvert), Hepburn Township (includes the villages of Balls Mills, Cogan Station (partially, also in Lycoming Township) and Hepburnville), Jackson Township (includes the village of Buttonwood), Jordan Township (includes the villages of Lungerville and Unityville), Lewis Township (includes the villages of Bodines, Field Station, and Trout Run), Limestone Township (includes the villages of Collomsville, Oriole, and Oval), Loyalsock, Lycoming Township (includes the villages of Cogan Station (partially, also in Hepburn Township) and Quiggleville), McHenry Township (includes the villages of Cammal, Haneyville, Jersey Mills, and Okome), McIntyre Township (includes the villages of Marsh Hill and Ralston), McNett Township (includes the villages of Chemung, Ellenton, Leolyn, Penbryn, and Roaring Branch), Mifflin, Mill Creek Township (includes part of the village of Huntersville (also in Wolf Township)), Moreland Township (includes the village of Opp), Muncy Creek Township (includes the village of Clarkstown), Muncy Township (includes the village of Pennsdale), Nippenose Township (includes the village of Antes Fort), Old Lycoming Township (includes the census-designated place of Garden View), Penn Township (includes part of the village of Glen Mawr (also in Shrewsbury Township)), Piatt Township (includes the village of Larryville), Pine Township (includes the villages of English Center and Oregon Hill), Plunketts Creek Township (includes the villages of Barbours and Proctor), Porter, Shrewsbury Township (includes the villages of Glen Mawr (partially, also in Penn Township) and Tivoli), Susquehanna Township (includes the village of Nisbet), Upper Fairfield Township (includes the villages of Farragut and Loyalsockville), Washington Township (includes the village of Elimsport), Watson Township (includes the village of Tombs Run), Wolf Township (includes part of the village of Huntersville (also in Mill Creek Township)), Woodward Township (includes the village of Linden). Boroughs: Duboistown, Hughesville, Jersey Shore, Montgomery, Montoursville, Muncy, Picture Rocks, Salladasburg, South Williamsport. Cities & Towns: Williamsport. See also Lycoming County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.

Lycoming County, PA Vital Records

Where can find Lycoming County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lycoming County vital records can be found at the Pennsylvania Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records since 1906 and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Pennsylvania for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

You can search online for Lycoming County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Pennsylvania  Birth CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail. Walk-in service is available at any of these six public offices: Erie, Harrisburg, New Castle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Scranton.

Lycoming County, PA Census Records

What Lycoming County, PA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lycoming County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Lycoming Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lycoming Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lycoming Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Pennsylvania Census Records Research Guide

Lycoming County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Lycoming County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Lycoming County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Lycoming County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Pennsylvania Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Lycoming County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 48 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
    • Phone: (570) 327-2200
  • Lycoming County Recorder of Deeds is responsible for recording documents related to property. Documents recorded consist of, but are not limited to, deeds, mortgages, restrictions, notaries, public and elected county officers. Other documents, such as Military Service Discharges, foreign birth certificates, as well as obscure documents like cattle brands, are also recorded here.
    • Phone: (570) 327-2263
    • Land Records: 1795
  • Lycoming County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has been the clerk of court of common pleas since 1707. Court records here include divorces, naturalizations, peddlers' licenses, registration of attorneys, oaths of county officers, equity, sheriff's sales, juror lists, some tax records, and some civil court records.Other court records are with the clerk of courts.
    • Phone: (570) 327-2251
    • Court & Divorce Records: 1795
  • Lycoming County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk are often the same person, sometimes sharing the responsibility of the recorder of deeds and clerk of courts as well. The Register of Wills' principal duties include probating wills and accepting for filing all documents necessary to complete the administration of a decedent's estate. The Clerk of Orphans' Court, our office serves as the filing office and custodian of records for matters involving adoptions, guardianships and estate litigation. The office also issues all marriage licenses. Since 1885 the clerk of the orphans' court in each county has had the responsibility of recording marriages
    • Phone: (570) 327-2263
    • Marriage & Probate Records: 1795 
    • Birth & Death Records: before Jan 1906
  • Lycoming County Tax Assessor Office has tax records but may also be in the county commissioners' office or with the prothonotary.
  • Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993
  • Early Pennsylvania Land Records  
  • BLM Land Records

Lycoming County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Lycoming County, PA?
A list of Lycoming County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Pennsylvania Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Lycoming County, PA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Lycoming County, PA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Lycoming County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is basically a listing which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

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Lycoming Co. PA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

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Lycoming Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

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Lycoming Co. PA Schools & Directories

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