|Venango County Notary
Is Located at:
3537 State Rt. 257
Seneca, PA 16346
Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 8 pm
Sundays by appointment.
For before and after
Appointments can be made by
|Pennsylvania Name origin:
What does the word "Pennsylvania" mean?
Pennsylvania means "Penn's woods." Quaker William Penn was granted the tract by King Charles II of England
in 1681 as repayment of debt owed to Penn's father, Admiral William Penn. Originally, Penn suggested Sylvania
(woodland) for his land.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania shares the designation "Commonwealth" with Virginia, Kentucky and Massachusetts. The word is
of English derivation and refers to the common "weal" (well-being) of the public.
In 1776, the state's first constitution referred to Pennsylvania as both "State" and "Commonwealth" (either term
can be used correctly today).
In Pennsylvania, all legal processes are carried out in the name of the Commonwealth.
|Portrait of William Penn as a young man in the mid 1600's.