Lochiel, Pennsylvania

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Lochiel is a populated place located three miles WSW of Linntown in Union County, Pennsylvania.[1][2][3]

Historical origin of the name[edit]

Lochiel is the main branch of Clan Cameron, some of the chiefs of which − such as Donald Cameron of Lochiel − figure prominently in Scottish history. "The Lands of Lochiel" were united into the Barony of Lochiel in the early sixteenth century. It was originally "bounded by [the lands of] Clanranald on the west, by the waters of Lochy and Lochiel on the south, and by [the lands of Clan] Mackintosh on the east and north." In 1633, an act of Scottish Parliament transferred certain Mackintosh lands to Lochiel, including Tor Castle.[4] [1]

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Coordinates: 40°56′54″N 76°57′16″W / 40.94833°N 76.95444°W / 40.94833; -76.95444