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Forest City

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FOREST CITY - Susquehanna County town founded in 1864.  William Pentecost, who settled the area, named the town after the surroundings of a dense forest.  The town had a peak population of just over 6,000 residents in 1920 but has declined to about 1,700 residents today.

Photo taken by Doug Kerr.

Elizabethville

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ELIZABETHVILLE - Founded 1817.  Originally named "Benderstettle".  The town was renamed to Elizabethville in honor of the Bender's daughter, Elizabeth.  The Dauphin County town of over 1,500 residents prides itself on being "The Star of the Valley."

Photo taken by Doug Kerr.

Durell

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DURELL - Founded 1789. Named for Stephen Durell, a Hugenot Pioneer. Located in Bradford County.

Photo taken by Doug Kerr

Columbus

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COLUMBUS - Founded 1800.  Like many other towns that share the name nationwide, the Warren County community of Columbus was named after Christopher Columbus.

Photo taken by Doug Kerr.

Beaver

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BEAVER - Founded 1778.  Named after King Beaver of the Lenni-Lenape Indian tribe.  Lenni-Lenape are known to us as the Delaware Indians and "Lenni-Lenape" means "true man" or "common people".

Photo taken by Doug Kerr.