Mifflin County was carved out of the wilderness along the Colonial Pennsylvania frontier among the valleys of the Juniata River. American Indians occupied the area for millennia prior to the Albany Treaty of 1754, which opened the area to European settlement. The French and Indian War raged here, but settlers returned to establish the county. Named for Thomas Mifflin, Pennsylvania s first goverr, the county was established in 1789, developing as a transportation hub in turnpike and canal days, as well as during the founding of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Iron produced in the 19th century in Mifflin County was considered the best in America. Through vintage photographs and images, Mifflin County highlights the founding, development, and heritage of this area in central Pennsylvania.