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Venango County

Venango County was created on March 12, 1800, from parts of Allegheny County and Lycoming County. The name comes from a Native American language word for French Creek. Venango County was attached to Crawford County until April 1, 1805. The county seat is Franklin, laid out in 1795, incorporated as a borough on April 14, 1828 and chartered as a city on April 4, 1868. The name comes from Fort Franklin, built in 1787 by U.S. Troops and the site where the city was built. The fort was named after Benjamin Franklin.

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Township Map of Venango County, Pa.

Map of Venango 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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