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Elk County

Elk County was created on April 18, 1843, from parts of Clearfield County, Jefferson County and McKean County. The county was named for the herd of elk that once roamed there. Some historians believe the reference may have been to the Elk Creek. The county seat of Ridgway was named for a local landowner, Jacob Ridgway. The borough was laid out in 1833 and incorporated on February 15, 1881.

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Township Map of Elk County, Pa.

Map of Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries is taken from US Census website and modified by Ruhrfisch in April 2006.

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