Pennsylvania county histories and pennsylvania biographies. The recorder of deeds office is responsible for the recording and maintaining of all real estate documents in the county of york, pennsylvania. The history of the five indian nations of canada which are dependent on the province of new york, new york, a. York county, pa courthouse, tax assessor, registry of deeds. York county, pa abstracts of wills, 17491820 abstract of york county wills, 17491820 catalog record only the text is a photoreproduction of the original ms. List of books and articles about pennsylvania history. Further, we disseminate historic information to the public in a useful and interesting manner including publications. The york plan coordinates industries to back allies in world war ii.
Prowell 1907 203mb pdf a biographical history of waterloo township and other townships of the county waterloo, ontario, canada. York township website of york township pennsylvania. If you have a historical group or web site youd like us to list in this directory. Originally published as part ii of history of york county, pennsylvania. Map 19 lower chanceford township with insets of airville p. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts. Washington township, york county, pennsylvania wikipedia.
A biographical history of york county, pennsylvania search. For more history about the area, check out york townships 250thanniversarybook. York township 190 oak road dallastown, pa 173 phone. We can help you find the pennsylvania history books you are looking for. Recorded history began in york township in 1736 with the signing of a treaty. York township, york county, pennsylvania wikipedia.
Find best sellers about civil war, american legends, breweries and wineries, and more. The township was mostly rural until after world war ii. York county, pa courthouse, tax assessor, registry of. York township was formed in 1753 when very few settlers lived there. Some have been transcribed, others have been scanned into images and many of them are still incomplete. First under virginia as yohogania, ohio, or augusta county until 1781.
The nature of their occupation gave to york county and to york township a. This long list tells where to learn york county history. Jacob devers, a york native, helps lead the allied invasion of europe. From the earliest period to the present time, divided into general, special, township and borough histories. Department appended classic reprint gibson, john on. Recorded history began in york township in 1736 with the signing of a treaty between the indians and the penn proprietors and with the westward surge of settlers across the susquehanna river. This site is devoted to preserving the history and genealogy in ransom township and newton township, lackawanna county, pa. History of heidelberg township heidelberg township. Revolutionary war patriot, with appendices on moyermyers, bentz, and tyson catalog record only includes bibliographical references and index. Societies edit edit source york county history center formerly york heritage trust 250 east market street york, pa 17403. Geography according to the united states census bureau, the township has a. Further, we disseminate historic information to the public in a useful and interesting manner including publications, workshops, and seminars.
This is a static, archived version of the phmc pennsylvania agricultural history project website which will not be updated. Civil war books cannonball york pa history on yorkblog. Originally settled by the english and english quakers from chester county as early as 1730, and german immigrants from the york and hanover areas in the late 1700s, much of the land now encompassed by fairview township was part of pennsborough township, lancaster county. York county, pennsylvania wikipedia history of york county, pennsylvania. Read each book description for publication and condition details and price. Pennsylvania county histories and pennsylvania biographies this is a compilation of pennsylvania county, township and borough histories and biographical sketches that are on the web. Most lived in the southeast part, most of which subsequently seceded into the boroughs of dallastown, red lion, and yoe. A mix of agriculture, business and residential with parks and a highachieving school district make this a great place for home and work. Biographical and portrait cycopedia of chester county, pennsylvania, comprising a historical sketch of the county by samuel t. Mar 15, 2016 recalling york county schools during wwii june lloyd, guest columnist published 4. This mandated a change in the political structure of the township.
Bookprinted material, pennsylvania, genealogy, york county. This database is a collection of biographical sketches of prominent men from the county in the nineteenth century. American county histories pa only history of washington county from its first settlement to the present time. Codorus township, heidelberg township, penn township, york township, more. A biographical history of york county, pennsylvania. Bookprinted material, pennsylvania, genealogy, york. Today york township is still partially rural, but is mostly suburban in character as the most populous suburb of york. History and genealogy of henry glatfelter 17521833 of york co. Beyond real estate, the recorders office also records military discharge papers and notary bondscommissions. Today york township is still partially rural, but is mostly suburban in character as the. Illustrated historical atlas of york county, penna.
Pennsylvania history new, used and rare books and ephemera. This site is devoted to preserving the history and genealogy in ransom township and newton township, lackawanna county, pa books about families in newton and ransom twps. York county, pennsylvania usgenweb project land of the. Choose our history of pennsylvania books at arcadia publishing. Wiley, revised and edited by winfield scott garner, published by the gresham publishing company, philadelphia, pa, 1893. Five wards were established, each ward electing one member to the board of commissioners. More civil war voices from york county, pathis is a companion book to their 2011 book civil war voices from york county. Manchester township historical society mths manchester township historical society has been established to preserve and document the history of manchester township in york county, pennsylvania.
About a biographical history of york county, pennsylvania bordered by the susquehanna river in southeastern pennsylvania, york county was formed in 1749 from neighboring lancaster county. If you know youre ancestors township they will be quite easy to find. From the earliest period to the present time, divided into general, special. The first english school was started at saegersville in 1823 in a onestory log building and was used until 1880. York county 1850 census manuscripts phmc pennsylvania. Dallastown area historical society operates intriguing museum and has. History and genealogy of ransom township and newton township. Map 10 fawn township with inset maps of new market and porters siding. A biographical history of york county, pennsylvania john gibson, gibson on.
The early european settlers were of many nationalities including english, german, scotch, and irish, all with a common background in farming. Designed to make highquality scholarship accessible for students, the pennsylvania history series has been published since 1948 and now features more than thirty titles that advance the mission of the pha by engaging with key social, political, and cultural issues in the history of the state and region. York county administrative center 28 east market street york, pa 174011590. York county, pennsylvania usgenweb project land of the free. Also see libraries and museums york is named after york, england and its nickname the white rose city comes from the war of the roses. Also included is a special history of the city of york, every borough and township in the county, and chapters devoted to the press, the bench and bar, medical profession, religious and educational interests.
Research guide to york township, borough and city 1793. Thomson, illinois, public library providing the community with resources, programing, computers, ebooks and reading materials. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that. Foldout map following page 298 is damaged and areas may not be legible. Township and borough histories, with a biographical department appended. York county, pennsylvania genealogy genealogy familysearch. Includes york county will index 17491940, will books aaa 17491879. Guide to york county, pennsylvania ancestry, genealogy and family history.
Hively has researched 11,400 colonial surnames, and 4,545 tracts of land while creating the maps. York county, pennsylvania genealogy familysearch wiki. The history of the former city of york dates back to 1791 when upper canada ontario was first surveyed and divided into townships. Map 11 franklin township with inset of franklintown. As yorkers know, their city was the birthplace of the articles of confederation and it was here that the words the united states of america were first spoken. It is a snapshot of the website with minor modifications as it appeared on august 26, 2015. Recalling york county schools during wwii june lloyd, guest columnist published 4. Click on a municipality below to see its 1850 census rolls. The york county history center provides unique experiences through multiple historic buildings and museums in york, pa.
Popular authors scott mingus and jim mcclure, in conjunction with the york daily recordsunday news, york county history center and pennsylvania civil war 150, published echoing still. Et march 15, 2016 students at hakes glen allen school in september 1947. Most of these but not all are county history books that combine history and biographies of families within the county. A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides firsthand or direct evidence on a topic. Manchester township population estimate as of december 31, 2007 was 16,670. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. From a historical perspective, york, pa and york county pa and the surrounding counties are known for. History of york county pennsylvania from the earliest time to the present by gibson, john, editor. As the worlds largest independent marketplace for new, used and rare books, you always get the best in service and value when you buy from, and all of your purchases are backed by our return guarantee. In 1959, york township reorganized from a second class township and became a first class township. Washington township is a township in york county, pennsylvania, united states. The society is the major historical repository for the townships of abington, cheltenham, lower moreland, upper moreland, and the boroughs of bryn athyn, hatboro, jenkintown and rockledge. This is a static, archived version of the phmc pennsylvania agricultural history project website which will.
Divided into general, special, township and borough histories with a biographical department. Also see libraries and museums york is named after york, england and its nickname the white rose city comes from the war of the roses between york, england and lancaster, england. Read about the early history of pennsylvania, its oil history, its cultural evolution, and much more. This work embraces about 1,200 sketches of 19thcentury york countians. The bridge in washington township and henry and elizabeth berkheimer farm are listed on the national register of historic places. Dorchester and is counted among the countys 500plus war dead. All american history books books 1 16 of 15566 total 16 per page.
First under virginia as yohogania, ohio, or augusta county until 1781, and subsequently under pennsylvania. After many hours and miles of travel to the york county history center, the pennsylvania state archives, the historical society of pennsylvania and the hall of records in annapolis, maryland, he created 16 books and 14 maps for york county. Whether you are a business, resident, or a visitor, we hope you will find easy access to a wide range of services and information. Mths preserves and documents the history of manchester township in york county, pennsylvania. According to the united states census bureau, the township has a total area of 27. York township is located in south central york county, pennsylvania. The bridge in washington township and henry and elizabeth berkheimer farm are listed on the national register of historic places geography. The city of york, pennsylvania named for york, england was part of the building of our nation, a littleknown part of history that many tend to forget, or just dont know.
A biographical history of york county, pennsylvania ancestry. Originally known as dublin, york township was a large area surrounding toronto, designated as the provincial capital and renamed york in 1793. Volume 2 contains the genealogical records of prominent and influential families of york county. Our mission is to gather information from available records along with individual personal interpretations of township history. Most sketches include a variety of genealogical and biographical data. Barnes and company, 1904, by cadwallader colden page images at hathitrust peace principles exemplified in the early history of pennsylvania. Historic pittsburgh collection is a digital collection that provides an opportunity to explore and research the history of pittsburgh and the surrounding western. The first school of the township was connected with the heidelberg church, and as late as 1910 on the of the township school buildings was still jointly owned by the township and two congregations.560 800 158 179 51 756 258 1273 548 667 227 264 539 500 162 713 1112 352 1084 1224 1199 499 813 689 145 1258 901 398 267 1266 1425 316 1038