Cecil Township Historical Society
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ATTENTION!  Please note that Cecil Township Historical Society meetings are now held on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.

Next Meeting:  Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
A NOTE ABOUT THE RELOCATION OF THE HISTORIC CECIL JAIL:  We regret to inform you that, due to an underground sewer line located at the only suitable site for the jail, the historic structure will remain at its present location and will not be relocated in Cecil Park.
Support the Miners' Pavilion at Cecil Park
Let's explore our history together!  What do you know about Cecil Township's past?  We want to hear from you.  Come to one of our meetings and submit suggestions of your own!  Contact us here.

In the meantime, check out the following unanswered questions.  Know the answer to one or more of these?  If so, by all means, let us know.  We would love for you to share your oral histories, artifacts, documents and photographs.

  • Where was the first boarding house built? 
  • Where were the old one-room school houses? 
  • Do you have grade school class photos from the '20s, '30s or '40s? 
  • What's the deal with Morganza? 
  • What do you know about unsolved mysteries at Cecil Township? 
  • Who were the most famous people then and now? 
  • Who were some of our outstanding male community leaders? 
  • Who were some of our outstanding female community leaders? 
  • What was the role of women in the early days? 
  • What is the role of women now? 
  • Any outstanding sports figures, then and now? 
  • Any outstanding musicians, then and now? 
  • Any oustanding entertainers, then and now? 
  • Any oustanding authors, then and now? 
  • What was the first legislative district? 
  • What were the early political parties?  Did they vote?  And where? 
  • What's the history on our railroads? 
  • What and where was the first streetcar? 
  • When was the last streetcar?  And why? 
  • When was the first park built? 
  • When were the first oil/gas wells drilled? 
  • What is our most architecturally significant building? 
  • How did Cecil Township get its name? 
  • What were the origins of many of our street names? 
  • What was life like in the early days? 
  • Who were the early families to settle in Cecil Township? 
  • Do you know the oldest community in Cecil Township? 
  • What is the oldest residence in Cecil Township? 
  • Made any archaelogical discoveries like arrowheads, etc.? 
  • What do you know about agriculture, then and now? 
  • What do you know about the grange at Miller's Run? 
  • What do you know about the early days of coal mining? 
  • What were the original churches? 
  • When was each denomination first present? 
  • Where is the oldest grave in Cecil Township?
  • Did George Washington really sleep here? 
  • What happened to the mining camp at Reissing? 
  • What do you know about the history of our old jail? 
  • Where was the first funeral home in Cecil Township? 
  • When and where was the first fire station established? 
  • When was the first fire station built?  Who were the first fire chiefs? 
  • Who were the first firemen?  Who were the first supervisors? 
  • When and where were the major ethnic influences? 
  • What was the first hotel? 
You are cordially invited to attend our meetings.  Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Cecil Township Municipal Building.

Our next meeting will be held on
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. 

Cecil Township Historical Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 48
Cecil, Pennsylvania  15321
or Contact us here.


Elizabeth Cowden, President                                
Bryan McConnell, Vice President                          
Debbie Augustine, Secretary                                 
David Martincic Treasurer                                        

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The Cecil Township Historical Society, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status.  Our mission is to document, collect, preserve and display the history of our municipality.  We urge you to become involved in the Society.  If you have Cecil Township-related pictures, post cards, ephemera or relics you are willing to donate or loan for duplication, please let us know.  We would love to hear from you!