Cross Creek Township  was created June 4, 1806 and was the sixth township formed.  It has rich coal veins, and plenty of tributary streams. At one time it had the best farms in the county, wool growing, grain, textile fabrics, cotton factory, and distilleries.  It has many hills and valleys.  Early settlers included: McElroy, McGuire, Bickerstaff, Kelly, McConnell, Long, Hunter, Welday, Dunn, Foster, Hook, Ekey/Akey, McCann, Cassell, Maxwell, McDonald, Elliott, McCullough, and Gibson.