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Richland Twp Communities & Adjacent Independent Boroughs
Arbutus Park
Geistown (Borough)
Mine 37
Mine 40
Scalp Level (Borough)

Additional important links below



   Richland Township was established in 1833 when it was created from part of Conemaugh Township. The township is generally triangular in shape. It is bordered on the East by Adams Township, on the West by Conemaugh and Stonycreek Townships and on the South by the Paint and Conemaugh Townships of Somerset County. Within the confines of its borders lie two independent Boroughs (Geistown & Scalp Level).

  As the township's name implies, it was a "Rich Land" suitable for farming, lumber and mining. Throughout the 19th and first half of the 20th century these remained the primary industries.

   Following World War Two, residential growth spurted in the area and by the late 1900's much of the former farming area had been converted to  residential or commercial use.  Today, despite the general decline of heavy industry in Cambria County, Richland continues to be a hub for light manufacturing, transportation, and commerce.

 Richland Twp & Geistown Cemeteries
Ahavath Achim Cemetery
All Faiths Mausoleum
Amish Bishop Jacob Eash Cemetery
Baumgardner Cemetery
Blough Cemetery
Cole's Crossroads Burials
Foust Cemetery
Hoffman Cemetery
Hungarian Reformed Cemetery
Mine 37 (Weaver ?) Cemetery
Richland Cemetery
Rodef Sholom Cemetery
Shaffer-Varner Cemetery
Snavely Cemetery *
SS. Cyril & Methodious Orthodox Cemetery    
SS. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Cemetery    
St. Anthony Cemetery
St. John Cantius Cemetery
St. John Gaulbert Cemetery
St. Joseph Cemetery
St. Mary Byzantine Cemetery
Weaver Mennonite - See Richland Cemetery 
Wingard Cemetery 

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Other Useful Richland Twp Links
*NOTE*  Richland Schools, Historical Photos, Yearbooks, Class pictures, etc. may now be found on the  CAMBRIA SCHOOLS PAGES 

Richland Twp. Miscellaneous Articles, Photographs & Memorabilia

Richland Twp. 1890 Map

US Geological Survey Map

Richland/Geistown Churches

Richland Twp. Census Information
1850 - Section 1 of 2   1850 - Section 2 of 2
1860 - Section 1 of 3   1860 - Section 2 of 3  1860 - Section 3 of 3
1870 - Section 1 of 2   1870 - Section 2 of 3    
1890 - Surviving Civil War Veterans

Richland Township Corporate & Adminstrative Pages

Richland Township Corporate & Adminstrative Pages (Facebook site)

Richland School District Web Site

Cambria County Library
248 Main St.,  Johnstown, PA 15901-1677
(814) 536-5131
Library's Services

Cambria County Courthouse
200 S. Center St.
Ebensburg, PA 15931-1936
(814) 472-5440
(800) 540-2525

Cambria County "Home"
Laurel Crest Manor.
249 Manor Drive
Ebensburg, PA, 15931-4917
(814) 472-8100

Pennsylvania Vital Records
Birth, Death and Divorce Records


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