250th Anniversary of No. Huntingdon Twp.

North Huntingdon Twp. Celebrates Its 250th Anniversary

Huntingdon Twp. was formed on April 6, 1773

In 1790 it was divided between North Huntingdon Township and South Huntingdon Township.  The following boroughs were formed out of the township.

  • Irwin, 1864
  • North Irwin 1894
  • Trafford, 1904
  • Part of Penn Twp., 1855

North Huntingdon officials celebrated the 250th anniversary of the founding of the township Thursday April 6, 2023 with speeches on history, Abraham Lincoln portrayer, and a new municipal flag.

Huntingdon Township was founded when Westmoreland Country was founded 250 years ago on April 6, 1773, at Hanna’s Town, said Carl Huszar, president of the Norwin Historical Society.  North Huntingdon was not formed until 1790, when North, East and South Huntingdon became separate municipalities out of Huntingdon Township.  The county was the 11th to be founded in pre-Revolutionary Pennsylvania, Huszar noted.