July 31st, 2009

Welcome to mywatsontown.com, a companion website to an upcoming book by James Robison on the history of Watsontown, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, 17777.  In writing this companion to the history of Watsontown, it is hoped that people will view the progress of the research and writing and help critique the work in order to create the most accurate and upto date informative history possible.  Our hope is to span such topics as

Industry, including

  • Watsontown lumber industry
  • Watsontown brick industry
  • Watsontown trucking
  • Watsontown Table and Furniture
  • Philco-Ford
  • Zenith
  • Moran Industries

The entertainment industry of Watsontown would definitely include movies and eateries

  • Watson Theater (Gem Theater, Opera House, and Minerva Hall would have been predecessors to the Watson Theater)
  • Ciro’s Italian Restaurant
  • Watson Inn
  • Buzz’s Sub Shop
  • the Mansion House

We also hope to be a resource for people who are researching

  • genealogy
  • local politics
  • municipal government
  • veterans information
  • community events such as Fourth of July celebrations, Old Home Week and the Watsontown Centennial

Numerous organizations were active within the boundaries of Watsontown and more information is needed to make these topics more complete

  • Free and Accepted Masons / Masonic Lodge 401
  • Independent Order of Odd Fellows
  • Redmen

Also included in the history would be disasters over the years including

  • the 1936 Flood – St. Patrick’s Day
  • the 1972 Flood – Agnes
  • the 1975 Flood -


2 Responses

  1. Marlene Pegg Says:

    I just wnted to compliment you on a great site. This is one of the best organized and informative town histories I have seen on line. My congratulations to you and to everyone who is working on it.

    Comment by James Robison: Marlene ~ your compliment is greatly appreciated by all those involved and thank you!

  2. Bill Baker Says:

    Grew up in Watsontown till about 1979. Was hit by a car in front of train station heading to the park! Great town to grow up in!

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