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Dates in Turbotville History

1850 Turbotville Academy started
1855 Fire of newly constructed Union Church forces split into 3 churches;
        Zion Lutheran, St. James Lutheran and Trinity U.C.C.
1859 Incorporation of Turbotville Borough
1860 Turbotville population - 380
1868 IOOF No. 645, Warrior Run Lodge organized
1870 Turbotville population - 417
1871 Fire burned warehouse and storehouse
1874 Mt. Pleasant Grange No. 68, P of H organized
1883 Edison demonstrated electric light in borough
1886 Wilkes-Barre & Western Railway constructed and train station erected
1886 Mail-stage discontinued
1890 Turbotville population - 441
        Turbotville High School erected on Church Street
1900 Fire destroyed 26 structures
        Rural delivery of mail started in area
1904 Turbotville Grange, P of H organized
1909 Paradise Rebekah Lodge No. 371 organized
1910 Turbotville National Bank established
        West Branch Bell Telephone Company started
1913 Turbotville Times newspaper started
        Telephone service provided to Turbotville
1914 First electric lights in borough
        H.E. Dye erected grain mill to serve farmers in area
1915 Thursday Club of Turbotville organized
1916 Silk Mill erected
1920 Attempted robbery of the Turbotville National Bank
1922 Community Hall built
1923 Turbotville Times newspaper discontinued
1925 Turbotville Vocational High School created
1927 First Parent Teacher Association in Turbotville
1928 Turbotville Block & Pipe began operations
        Route 54 is built through Turbotville
1930 Turbotville Water Company formed
        Turbotville Fire Company organized
1932 First municipal water line installed in Turbotville
1935 Turbotville Community Fair Association formed
1937 Civic Club of Turbotville organized
        Turbotville-Lewis Joint School erected, consolidating all outlying schools
1940 Turbotville population - 523
1941 J.A. Clark purchased former H.E. Dye grain mill and resumed operation
1945 Ordinance passed for municipal sewage system
1946 Muffly-Huff Post 8206 VFW organized
1949 North-Mont Joint School District formed from Turbotville-Lewis Joint School,
        Anthony Township and Limestone Township in Montour County
1950 Turbotville population - 518
1956 King Street annexed to borough
        A water line constructed from Water Company to the new Warrior Run High School
1957 Fire destroyed Somers & Smith store along with several homes
1958 Warrior Run School District formed from North-Mont Joint School District and
        Delaware Township, McEwensville, Watsontown and Gregg Township in Union County
1959 Turbotville borough purchased the Turbotville Water Company
        Turbotville celebrated its 100th anniversary
1965 Washington St. is extended from Main St. to King St.
1970 Turbotville Fair Association disbanded due to lack of manpower
1975 Turbotville National Bank robbed by three masked men who were later apprehended
1981 Broadway Estates established
1990 Turbotville population - 675
1993 Washington Commons established
2008 Wellington Estates established
2009 Turbotville population - 645
        Turbotville celebrates its 150th anniversary
        Two arson fires destroy apartment building and private garage

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