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Middle Atlantic States Pennsylvania Meshoppen

Meshoppen, Pennsylvania

Meshoppen was incorporated as a borough in 1879.

The Meshoppen Water Company was incorporated on January 22, 1869 and built a gravity system that was operating by 1871.  The company was sold at a Sheriff's Sale in 1883 and reorganized.

Water is provided by the Meshoppen Borough Water Company.

1868 Wyoming Democrat (Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania), August 26, 1868, Page 3.
In matter of incorporation of the Meshoppen Water Company - articles of incorporation filed and publication ordered.

1869 Wyoming Democrat (Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania), January 27, 1869, Page 3.
In matter of incorporation of the Meshoppen Water Company.  Incorporation ordered and decreed - Charter to be recorded.

1871 Tunkhannock Republican (Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania), November 29, 1871, Page 3.
Meshoppen is being well supplied with water by the "Meshoppen Water Company."  Pipes are laid in the principal streets, and a goodly number of families are furnished a full supply of good fresh water.

1880 History of Luzerne, Lackawanna, and Wyoming counties, Pa. : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of their prominent men and pioneers
Page 519:  Meshoppen Water Company.  This corporation was chartered in 1869, with an authorized capital of $4,000. The company has expended more than twice that sum; has a reservoir over a lsrge spring on the farm of E. J. Mowry and another on Auburn street, which is filled by an iron main running a mile up Little Meshoppen creek. Ordinarily the village is well supplied with water.

1883 "Sheriff's Sale,"Wyoming Democrat (Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania), October 26, 1883, Page 2.
All the right, title and interest, liberties and franchises of the Meshoppen Water Company, on execution of suit of S.T. Roberts  November 10, 1883 at 1 p.m.

1883 Wyoming Democrat (Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania), November 30, 1883, Page 3.
We learn that the Meshoppen Water Company has been reorganized.

1888 "Meshoppen," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 1.

1890 "Meshoppen," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.

1891 "Meshoppen," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.

1895 "Meshoppen Water Company Ordinance," Tunkhannock Republican, August 23, 1895, Page 2.
Proposition of the Meshoppen Borough Water Company to provide fire protection.

1895 Dennis J. Harley, Appellant v. The Meshoppen Water Company, 174 Pa. 416, December 23, 1895, Pennsylvania Supreme Court

1897 "Meshoppen," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.

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