Lycoming County Genealogical Society
Research Library & Museum Hours
Open Monday & Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
March through November and by appointment
Muncy was originally incorporated by the name of Pennsborough, 15th of March 1826; but was again incorporated, and its name and limits changed by act 19th of January 1827. It had 100 dwellings, 7 stores, 5 taverns, and 500 inhabitants. Within 5 miles of the borough were 7 grist mills and 3 woolen and cotton factories and 5 distilleries, which consume at least 25,000 bushels of grain per annum. Muncy Township: greatest length 10 miles; breath 5 miles; area 17,040acres; population in 1830 - 1000, taxables - 192. Muncy Creek Township: greatest length 10 miles, breath 8 miles; area17,040 acres. Population in 1830 - about 800, taxables - 179.