Mifflin County, Pennsylvania

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Mifflin County, Pennsylvania

Mifflin County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 46,682. Its county seat is Lewistown. The county was created on September 19, 1789, from parts of Cumberland County and Northumberland County. It was named for Thomas Mifflin, the first Governor of Pennsylvania.[1]

Centre County
Union County
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Huntingdon County
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Snyder County
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Juniata County

Cities and Towns


  • Burnham
  • Juniata Terrace
  • Kistler
  • Lewistown (county seat)
  • McVeytown
  • Newton Hamilton

Census Designated and Unincorporated Communities

  • Alfarata
  • Allensville
  • Anderson
  • Atkinson Mills
  • Barrville
  • Belleville
  • Belltown
  • Cedar Crest
  • Church Hill
  • Granville
  • Hawstone
  • Highland Park
  • Little Kansas
  • Longfellow
  • Lumber City
  • Maitland
  • Mattawana
  • Menno
  • Milroy
  • Naginey
  • Potlicker Flats
  • Reedsville
  • Ryde
  • Shindle
  • Siglerville
  • Strodes Mills
  • Union Mills
  • Wagner
  • Woodland
  • Yeagertown


  • Armagh
  • Bratton
  • Brown
  • Decatur
  • Derry
  • Granville
  • Menno
  • Oliver
  • Union
  • Wayne

National Register of Historic Places

There are 9 properties listed on the National Register in the Mifflin County.

  • Embassy Theatre, Lewistown
  • Lewistown Armory, Derry Township
  • McCoy House, Lewistown
  • Mifflin County Courthouse, Lewistown
  • Montgomery Ward Building, Lewistown
  • Old Hoopes School, Derry Township
  • Old Stone Arch Bridge, Derry Township
  • Pennsylvania Main Line Canal, Juniata Division, Canal Section, Granville Township
  • Wollner Building, Lewistown [2]

Notable People of Mifflin County

  • Samuel Beatty (Union Army general)
  • Dave Bradley (NFL football player)
  • Cornelia Brierly (American architect)
  • Daniel Dobbins (US Navy, shipbuilder)
  • William John Hahn (lawyer and Minnesota politician)
  • James Holliday (politician)
  • John A. Hostetler {author, educator, and scholar of Amish and Hutterite societies)
  • James Kerr (Pennsylvania politician)
  • James P. Landis (Medal of Honor recipient)
  • John Lilley (soldier)
  • Robert Plunket Maclay (Confederate Army general)
  • James F. McDowell (US Representative from Indiana)
  • Alexander McNair (first Governor of Missouri)
  • Joseph Rothrock (environmentalist)
  • David Wallace (Indiana politician)



  1. Mifflin County, Pennsylvania Wikpedia entry.
  2. National Park Service search

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