Snyder County Exhibit

The Snyder County History Harvest shares the diverse history of the county, from schools to sports.

 The area was first inhabited by American settlers in the 1740s. The primary settlers were of Pennsylvania Dutch origin and came from Lancaster and Berks counties. Snyder County was founded in 1855 from parts of Union County. The county was named after Simon Snyder, who was the governor of Pennsylvania from 1808-1817. The county seat, Middleburg, was incorporated nine years later in 1864.

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Source for Description: “Snyder | County, Pennsylvania, United States.” Encyclopedia Britannica, www.britannica.com/place/Snyder. Accessed 20 July 2022.