Boynton, Pennsylvania

     On October 5, 1777 the first warrant for land was issued to Wilcox and Chew.  Another patent, dated 1812 to Joseph Lichty, was in the form of a grant from the Commonwealth.  Some time later John Lichty and Jonas Lichty both secured land for farming.  Then in 1854 Douglas Boyd purchased the John Lichty farm consisting of 296 acres of land.  In 1880 Jonathan Boynton, William Dill, James E. Watson and Andrew H. Dill purchased timber and located a large steam sawmill near the old sugar camp on the Boyd farm.  The town was named for Jonathan Boynton in the year of 1884.  (Information taken from the Salisbury Centennial)

The Boyd Homestead

View of Boynton from Flog Hill

Hillside view of Boynton

The covered Bridge built across the Little Yough River  in Boynton
was built in 1836 by John Ming, contractor at the total cost of $1,000.00.
This was a very well constructed bridge for it stood for 60 years with little
repairs necessary.  In 1902 this bridge was torn down and replaced with an
iron bridge which was removed in 1961 to make way for a new concrete bridge.

 20th Century Road Roller Engine,
Built by the 20th Century Mfg. Co., Boynton PA, USA
(photograph donated by Ardi Deal)

20th Century Mfg. Co., Boynton, PA
(photograph donated by Sam "Gus" Garlitz)

(photograph donated by Sam "Gus" Garlitz)

Inscription on back of photograph:
"Old school house in Boynton, PA"
"Papa, Myrtle, Phis"
"Where Papa went to school"
Donated by Meyersdale Historical Association

Surrounding Area History


Boynton: A brief history and photographs of Boynton  Postcards of Boynton Page One
Postcards of Boynton Page Two Postcards of Boynton Page Three
Postcards of Boynton Page Four Mt. Davis:  Forest Ranger 
Old Map:  1876 Area Map  Elk Lick Township
Mt. Davis Pennsylvania: Dedication ceremony 


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