Gibson House ca. 1910
Main Street, Gibson ca. 1910
Building and Geographic Information According to the 1872 Beers' Atlas of Susquehanna County. To obtain copies of maps e-mail us for details.
Gibson Township was formed on 24 Nov 1813 and named after Hon. John B. Gibson, a president judge of the district. For further information, see also Township Incorporations.
Burrows' Hollow, hamlet (present-day town of Gibson) located on Butler Creek and the old Newburg turnpike, near the northwest corner of the twp. When a post office was established in Burrows' Hollow, it was named "Gibson."
Gelatt, also called "Gelatt Hollow," hamlet 1.5 miles up the Tunkhannock Creek from Smiley, near the northeast corner of the twp. Settled between 1809 and 1812 by George Gelatt, Sr., and his family. Former post office, closed 4 Apr 1969 (mail routed through Thompson P.O.); pop. 150 in 1900.
Kennedy Hill, hamlet at the summit of the ridge between the Tunkhannock Creek and Butler Creek, in the north central part of the twp.
Kentuckyville, former post office (est. in the summer of 1832); also called Kentuck Corners; area in the western part of the twp. named by a Kentucky hunter who passed through the area and noted their similarities. In the early 1800s this area was also called "Five Partners," in reference to and to distinguish it from "Nine Partners," both being at one time within the limits of Harford twp.
Parma, former post office, closed 31 Aug 1909 (mail routed through Union Dale P.O.).
Smiley, hamlet located 4 miles southeast of Burrows' Hollow on the old Newburg turnpike at the Tunkhannock Creek; former post office.
South Gibson, hamlet, located 4 miles down the Tunkhannock Creek from Smiley; former post office; pop. 175 in 1900.
Union Hill, neighborhood, including Union Hill Church and a cemetery. John Belcher was probably the first settler, in 1794. Also early called "Toad Hill."
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