Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Guide2016-06-02T16:15:56+00:00

Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Guide

Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (Map It) was created on April 13, 1795, from Northumberland County. The county was named for the Lycoming Creek, itself named for the Lenape word iacomicmeaning "great steam". Learn More About State of Pennsylvania History

Lycoming County is bordered by Tioga County (north), Bradford County (northeast), Sullivan County (east), Columbia County (southeast), Montour County (south), Northumberland County (south), Union County (south), Clinton County (west), Potter County (northwest). A Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Lycoming County Townships include  Anthonrmstrong, Bastress, Brady, Brown Township (includes the villages of Cedar Run and Slate Run), Cascade Township (includes the village of Kellyburg), Clinton, Cogan House Township (includes the villages of Beech Grove, Brookside, Cogan House, and White Pine), Cummings Township (includes the village of Waterville), Eldred Township (includes the village of Warrensville), Fairfield, Franklin Township (includes the village of Lairdsville), Gamble Township (includes the village of Calvert), Hepburn Township (includes the villages of Balls Mills, Cogan Station (partially, also in Lycoming Township) and Hepburnville), Jackson Township (includes the village of Buttonwood), Jordan Township (includes the villages of Lungerville and Unityville), Lewis Township (includes the villages of Bodines, Field Station, and Trout Run), Limestone Township (includes the villages of Collomsville, Oriole, and Oval), Loyalsock, Lycoming Township (includes the villages of Cogan Station (partially, also in Hepburn Township) and Quiggleville), McHenry Township (includes the villages of Cammal, Haneyville, Jersey Mills, and Okome), McIntyre Township (includes the villages of Marsh Hill and Ralston), McNett Township (includes the villages of Chemung, Ellenton, Leolyn, Penbryn, and Roaring Branch), Mifflin, Mill Creek Township (includes part of the village of Huntersville (also in Wolf Township)), Moreland Township (includes the village of Opp), Muncy Creek Township (includes the village of Clarkstown), Muncy Township (includes the village of Pennsdale), Nippenose Township (includes the village ntes Fort), Old Lycoming Township, Penn Township (includes part of the village of Glen Mawr (also in Shrewsbury Township)), Piatt Township (includes the village of Larryville), Pine Township (includes the villages of English Center and Oregon Hill), Plunketts Creek Township (includes the villages of Barbours and Proctor), Porter, Shrewsbury Township (includes the villages of Glen Mawr (partially, also in Penn Township) and Tivoli), Susquehanna Township (includes the village of Nisbet), Upper Fairfield Township (includes the villages of Farragut and Loyalsockville), Washington Township (includes the village of Elimsport), Watson Township (includes the village of Tombs Run), Wolf Township (includes part of the village of Huntersville (also in Mill Creek Township)), Woodward Township (includes the village of Linden).

Lycoming County Boroughs include  Duboistown, Hughesville, Jersey Shore, Montgomery, Montoursville, Muncy, Picture Rocks, Salladasburg, South Williamsport.

Lycoming County Cities & Towns include Williamsport. See also Lycoming County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.

Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Courthouse Records

Lycoming County Townships Map
Lycoming County Townships Map

Lycoming County, PA Courthouse

The Lycoming County Courthouse is located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Learn More About State of Pennsylvania Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Lycoming county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Lycoming County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1795. The County Recorder of Deeds is responsible for recording documents related to property. Documents recorded consist of, but are not limited to, deeds, mortgages, restrictions, notaries, public and elected county officers. Other documents, such as Military Service Discharges, foreign birth certificates, as well as obscure documents like cattle brands, are also recorded here.
  • Lycoming County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court & Divorce Records from 1795. The Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has been the clerk of court of common pleas since 1707. Court records here include divorces, naturalizations, peddlers' licenses, registration of attorneys, oaths of county officers, equity, sheriff's sales, juror lists, some tax records, and some civil court records.Other court records are with the clerk of courts.
  • Lycoming County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage & Probate Records from 1795 and Birth & Death Records from before Jan 1906. The Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk are often the same person, sometimes sharing the responsibility of the recorder of deeds and clerk of courts as well. The Register of Wills' principal duties include probating wills and accepting for filing all documents necessary to complete the administration of a decedent's estate. The Clerk of Orphans' Court, our office serves as the filing office and custodian of records for matters involving adoptions, guardianships and estate litigation. The office also issues all marriage licenses. Since 1885 the clerk of the orphans' court in each county has had the responsibility of recording marriages.
  • Lycoming County Tax Assessor Office has tax records but may also be in the county commissioners' office or with the prothonotary.

Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Census Records

Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Vital Records

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