Was an old logging town at he turn of the 20th Century. Also nearby is Laquin.
Submitted by: Tom Raski
town of Barclay, in Bradford Co., PA was a coal mining town, not a
logging town. Coal was transported down the mountain by an incline plane
rail system. To the best of my knowledge, the original location of the
town was later obliterated by later strip mining operations. But, as you
mention, the cemetery still exists, and is an eerie, interesting place
The late NY financier, Jay Gould (of Erie Railroad fame) is rumored to
have stayed there while working on one of his railroad schemes, and
allegedly tipped the waitress $100 for the fine meal he received during
Barclay, and Laquin are indeed in close proximity of each other, but
Barclay came into existence before Laquin, and both were served by the
long defunct Susquehanna and NY Railroad. This operated between
Monroeton, PA and Williamsport, PA. The railroad is quite an interesting
story in itself, and most of the trackbed, and bridges are still very
much in evidence throughout the valley of Schrader Creek.