Moon Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania

Moon Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania is an extinct township in western Pennsylvania.

History edit

Moon Township was created in 1812 when the area in Beaver County south of the Ohio River was reorganized from three into four townships.[1]

Over the years, communities were formed from Moon Township: Raccoon Township in 1837, Phillipsburg Borough in 1840 (now Monaca), and Potter Township in 1912.[2]

In 1914, a serious dispute among Moon Township residents split the township, separating the heavily populated suburban section in the north from the much larger sparsely populated region in the south and west. On November 24, 1914, after a second election, the court decreed that the larger southern section be known as Center Township. Eighteen years later, the remaining portion of Moon in the north was annexed by Monaca, becoming that borough's Fourth and Fifth Wards (Monaca Heights and Colona Heights).[3]

References edit

  1. ^ Joseph Henderson Bausman, History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania: And Its Centennial Celebration, 2 volumes (New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1904), vol. 2, pp. 879-881; digital images, Google Books ( : accessed 2 Nov 2018).
  2. ^ Center Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
  3. ^ Center Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania

40°39′N 80°19′W / 40.650°N 80.317°W / 40.650; -80.317