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Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

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  • John McLaren (1871 - 1905)
    John was severely crushed in a mine accident at Iselin on June 18th and died in the Adrian Hospital on June 19th and was buried the next day.
  • Eugene Calvin Dougher (1919 - 1988)
    He was the biological son of Anna Yarger & James Walters, but Anna's 3rd husband adopted him after the divorce of his parents.Obituary, 5 Jul 1988, "The Punxsutawney Spirit" (Punxsutawney, Jefferson Co...
  • Patrick J. "Patty" Dougher (1880 - 1928)
    NOTE: Patrick's tombstone has a birth year of 1884, which conflicts with the birth year of 1880 on his WWI Draft Registration, the 1880 Census, and Pennsylvania Death Certificate (#54315) (birth year o...
  • Linsey Earl Hartzell (1913 - 1967)
  • William Howard Hartzell (1911 - 1999)

Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.

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The county was established on March 26, 1804, from part of Lycoming County and later organized in 1830. It is named for President Thomas Jefferson. It is home to Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous groundhog that predicts when spring will come every February 2 known as Groundhog Day.

Adjacent Counties


  • Big Run
  • Brockway
  • Brookville (County Seat)
  • Corsica
  • Falls Creek (part)
  • Punxsutawney
  • Reynoldsville
  • Summerville
  • Sykesville
  • Timblin
  • Worthville

Other Townships & Communities: Adrian Mines, Alaska, Allens Mills, Anita, Barnett, Baxter, Beaver, Beechtree, Beechwoods, Bell, Bells Mills, Blow Town, Bowersville, Cloe, Clover, Coal Glen, Conifer, Content, Coolspring, Cortez, Crenshaw, Desire, Dora, East Branch, Eldred, Ella, Emerickville, Fordham, Frostburg, Fuller, Gaskill, Hamilton, Hazen, Heath, Heathville, Henderson, Horatio, Howe, Kahletown, Knox, Knox Dale, Lanes Mills, Langville, Markton, McCalmont, McMinns Summit, Munderf, North Freedom, Ohl, Oliveburg, Oliver, Panic, Pancoast, Pansy, Pardus, Perry, Pine Creek, Polk, Port Barrett, Porter, Prescottville, Ramsaytown, Rathmel, Richardsville, Ringgold, Rockdale, Rose, Roseville, Sandy Valley, Schoffner Corner, Sigel, Snyder, Soldier, Sprankle Mills, Stanton, Stump Creek, Sugar Hill, Union, Valier, Walston, Warsaw, Westville, Winslow, Wishaw and Young



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places