The following publications are available for purchase from the Pennsylvania Room. Proceeds from these purchases support the Pennsylvania Room, as well as the rest of Centre County Library & Historical Museum.

To purchase any of these publications, please make your check or money order payable to
“Centre County Library” and send to the address below.  You may pay by credit card by calling the Pennsylvania Room during business hours at 814-355-1516, extension 214.

Pennsylvania Room

Centre County Library & Historical Museum

203 N. Allegheny St.

Bellefonte, PA 16823


Centre County, PA Marriage Books

There are three publications on Centre County Marriages for the years 1800 to 1885. These cover the time from the formation of the County in 1800 through October 1885 when marriage records began to be kept at the courthouse.

An exhaustive search was done to compile these lists of marriages performed in Centre County and marriages of Centre County residents in adjoining counties. Sources include minister’s records, newspaper accounts, and justice of the peace dockets. Sources are indicated in the books.

  • Vol. 1 — Centre County Marriages 1800-1850. Over 2,000 marriages and 1,400 family names. $10.00 plus $2.50 domestic postage.

  • Vol. 2 — Centre County Marriages 1851-1873. Over 2,600 marriages and 1,800 family names. $10.00 plus $2.50 domestic postage.

  • Vol. 3 — Centre County Marriages 1874-1885. Over 3,000 marriages and 2,000 family names. $10.00 plus $2.50 domestic postage.

  • Vol. 1-3 — $25.00 (Shipping Included)

Centre County Newspaper Death Notices 1821-1869

These death notices were compiled by Nancy Lee Stover after countless hours of research using original newspapers, microfilm, and copies of news clippings.

$20.00 plus $3.20 shipping

Soft cover, spiral bound, 130 page book

1890 Census of Centre County, Pennsylvania

Due to fire and water damage, little remains of the original 1890 census of the United States. Prior to its loss by fire, it was used to compile a business and post office directory of Centre County. The information from that directory is contained in this book. In this reprint of the census, the heads of household within each township and borough were alphabetized. As an additional aid, there is a surname index to use in locating all references to a family name within the county. The population of Centre County at the time of the 1890 census was 43,190 persons, with 2,800 family names represented.

$27.00 plus $3.20 shipping

Soft cover, spiral bound, 257 page book