Place:Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

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Somerset County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 77,742. Its county seat is Somerset. Somerset County was created on April 17, 1795, from part of Bedford County and named for Somerset, United Kingdom. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Recent history

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Somerset County gained worldwide attention in 2001 when a hijacked airliner, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed in Stonycreek Township, near the town of Shanksville as part of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks. The most likely target of this flight was the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The terrorists' plans for this plane were thwarted by the actions of the passengers and crew. Their bravery is honored and the crash site, which is the final resting place of the passengers and crew, is now protected as part of the Flight 93 National Memorial, under the care of the National Park System. See also USS Somerset, a U.S. Navy warship which is to be named in commemoration of the Flight 93 tragedy.

In July 2002, Somerset County again made worldwide news when nine coal miners were rescued from several hundred feet underground at the Quecreek mine after an intense multi-day struggle.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1795 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1795 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1795 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1810 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1800 10,188
1810 11,284
1820 13,974
1830 17,762
1840 19,650
1850 24,416
1860 26,778
1870 28,226
1880 33,110
1890 37,317
1900 49,461
1910 67,717
1920 82,112
1930 80,764
1940 84,957
1950 81,813
1960 77,450
1970 76,037
1980 81,243
1990 78,218

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Somerset County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.co.somerset.pa.us


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