Auburn Township


Auburn PA, Looking South ca. 1910

Post Office, West Auburn ca. 1910

 

Churches:

Auburn Center (Bullock Hall) vacant church located on Rt. 267
Jersey Hill Baptist Church located on Rt. 267
Retta United Methodist Church located on Rt. 3004
St. Boniventure Catholic Church located on Rt. 3001
South Auburn Methodist Church located on Rt. 3005
Transue Community Church located on Rt. 3003
West Auburn Baptist Church located on Rt. 367
 

*STOCKER'S HISTORY (1887)

Auburn Baptist Church, Est. Aug. 2, 1817. Meetinghouse built in 1855.

South Auburn Baptist Church, est. 1848. Meetinghouse built in 1859.

Methodist Episcopal Church of South Auburn, incorp April 16, 1850. Meeting-house Built in 1848.

West Auburn Methodist Episcopal Church, incorp. Jan. 24, 1868.

Auburn Circuit of the Methodist Episcopal Church, formed Feb. 27, 1858 and incorp. Aug. 24, 1864,

Methodist Episcopal Church at Auburn Four Corners, erected in 1880-81.

Auburn Centre Methodist Episcopal Church, dedicated Nov. 10, 1886

Methodist Protestant Church, erected before 1849, incorp. Aug. 5, 1880.

First Presbyterian Church in Auburn, incorp. April 24, 1854. Disbanded shortly after.

St. Bonaventure Church (Roman Catholic). Small church built after 1840

Cemeteries:

Auburn Center, south on 267, 1 to 2 miles on left- one stone
Auburn Four Corners Cemetery, Rt. 3004/57012
Bolles Cemetery, Rt. 57006 between West and South Auburn
Bunnell Cemetery, Rt. T333
Cooley Hill Cemetery, Rt. 3005
Emory LaFrance Farm Cemetery, West Auburn, private property
Green Cemetery. Rt. 3005 and 3001
Jersey Hill Cemetery, Rt. 267
Old Grave Yard, South Auburn, Rt. 3001W of 267
Pickett Hill Cemetery (formerly Frink Cemetery, north of Auburn 4 Corners
Retta United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rt. 3004 and T302
St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Rt. 3001E of 267
West Auburn Methodist Church Cemetery, T337, off 367


Building and Geographic Information According to the 1872 Beers' Atlas of Susquehanna County. To obtain copies of maps e-mail us for details.

BLACKSMITH SHOPS - Auburn Four Corners P.O. Dist. (Hall & Ace); (2) Dist. #5; Dist. #6 (P.R. & M.M.); Dist. #8 (R. Carter); Dist. #9; Dist. #10
CREEKS/BROOKS - Little Meshoppen Creek - Dist. #5, Cartertown Dist., Dist. #10; Low Creek - Dist. #11; Pochuck Creek - Dist. #13; Riley Creek - Dist. #11, Dist. #12, Dist. #2, Dist. #1, Dist. #6, Auburn Four Corners P.O. Dist.; Tuscarora Creek - Dist. #8, Dist. #9, Cartertown Dist.; White Creek - Dist. #12
GRIST MILLS - Dist. #10
HOTELS -  Bennett's Hotel, Dist. #5; Hotel, Auburn Four Corners P.O. Dist. (J. D. Linabery)
PONDS -  Border Cartertown Dist. & Dist #5
POST OFFICES - Dist. #10 (Store & P.O. - Chas. Jayne); Aurburn Four Corners P.O. Dist. (Store & P.O.)
SAW MILLS (S.M. or S. MILL) - Dist. #5, Dist. #6, Dist. #8, Dist. #9, (2) Dist. #10, Dist. #11
STEAM SAW MILLS - Dist. #10
SCHOOLS - Dist. #1; Dist. #2; Dist. #5; Dist. #6; (2) Dist. #8; Dist. #10, Dist. #11, Dist. #12, Dist. #13; Cartertown Dist.
STORES - Dist. #5 (W. White); Dist. #10 (Store & P.O. - Chas. Jayne); Auburn Four Corners P.O. Dist. (Store & P.O.)
WAGON SHOPS (W. SH.) - Dist. #10

Others:

Black Walnut Road, Dist. #5, Dist. #2, Dist. #6, Auburn Four Corners P.O. Dist.
C. Sh., Dist. #8
Cooley Hill, Dist #10
Feed Mill, Border Cartertown Dist. & Dist. #5
Flagstone Quarries - Dist. #5, Dist #6; (2) Dist. #9, Dist. #10, Auburn Four Corners P.O. Dist.# Unnamed dist. bottom left corner
Sand Stone Quarry, Dist. #1
Springs - Dist. #1, (3) Dist. #5, (4) Dist. #2
Taylor Hill - Dist. #10 & Dist. #13


Place Names, Old and New

Auburn Township was formed during the April Session (of the Court of Quarter Sessions) in 1814. For further information, see also Township Incorporations.

Auburn Center, post office from 5 Nov 1852 to 31 May 1909 (mail routed through Meshoppen P.O.); pop. 35 in 1900. Abraham Waltman had the first store there, before 1840.

Auburn Four Corners, post office at the intersection of two old highways, from 12 Dec 1832 and to 30 Jun 1915 (mail routed through Springville P.O.). First permanent settler was John Passmore, of Rhode Island, in 1806. Pop. 70 in 1900.

Doolittle, former post office, closed 20 May 1904 (mail routed through Meshoppen P.O.); pop. 25 in 1900.

Retta, post office from 1880 to 30 Jun 1910 (mail routed through Rushboro P.O.). Settled by the sons of Hiram Carter, David, Daniel, and Henry. Retta was formerly called "Cartertown." Pop. 60 in 1900.

Rushboro, former post office, closed 28 Feb 1914 (mail routed through West Auburn P.O.).

Shannon Hill, principle hill in the township. The first clearing on the hill was made in 1831 by William Overfield.

Auburn, post office from 12 Dec 1832 to 31 Dec 1907 (mail routed through Meshoppen P.O.). First settled in 1805 by Thomas Wheeler and Hiram Carter, both of Wyoming Co., PA. The first goods were sold out of a boxcar by a man named Baker. Pop. 50 in 1900.

Transue, post office, on Taylor Hill (one of the principle hills in the twp. and named after a local family), from Oct 1897 to 31 Dec 1907 (mail routed through Meshoppen P.O.).

West Auburn, located on the Tuscarora Creek. Formerly called "New Laceyville" because it was settled by members of the Lacey family. The first home was built by Eli Billings, later owned by Edwin J. Lacey since 1844. Post office from 25 Mar 1840 to 30 Apr 1934 (mail routed through Skinners Eddy P.O.); pop. 150 in 1900.


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