Manchester township population estimate as of december 31, 2007 was 16,670. The duke of york was an early patron of the penn family. York county is located in the susquehanna valley, a large fertile agricultural region in south central. York county archives 150 pleasant acres road york, pa 17402. Here, you can find the largest collection of books in york county, research expertise, over 70 computers, and learning experiences for all ages.
Home genealogy books history of york county, pa 1886. 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. An illustration of a computer application window wayback machine an illustration of an open book. History of york county, pennsylvania from the earliest period to the present time, divided into general, special, township and borough histories, with a biographical department appended. This page primarily lists records kept at the city level. History of york county pennsylvania from the earliest time to present, by john gibson 1886 185 mb pdf a brief history of york county, by george r. First under virginia as yohogania, ohio, or augusta county until 1781, and subsequently under pennsylvania. York international is the final name of a company started in york, pennsylvania, usa, in 1874, which developed the york brand of refrigeration and hvac equipment.
Buy york county, pennsylvania street map book by adc the map people creator online at alibris. Pennsylvania county histories and pennsylvania biographies. York county was created on august 19, 1749 from part of lancaster county and named either for the duke of york, an early patron of the penn family, or for the city and shire of york in england. Ebook history of york county pennsylvania from the earliest time. The archives stores records for over 40 different county offices during various time periods throughout the past 250 years. 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. This particular book is exceptionally valuable to genealogists and family history researchers. York black history exploring history with the aims of. Understanding how the past informs the present helps us shape a better future. The underground railroad and york county, pennsylvania. York county archives 150 pleasant acres road york, pa 17402 7178407222 phone 7178407224 fax email us. Illustrated historical atlas of york county, penna.
If you have a historical group or web site youd like us. Five wards were established, each ward electing one member to the board of commissioners. Having said that, i found this book contained mostly members of the town, or the professional. A better source for them would be early german settlers of york. This database is a collection of biographical sketches of prominent men from the county in the nineteenth century. In additon to items in our bookstore and gift shop we have available tickets to our various events throughout the year. It legally transfers the title of realty from one to another.
I had no idea how much history was preserved in york. Listed in this table are the qualifying ancestorsthose whose residency in pennsylvania falls within one of the required time periodsfrom first families applications approved to date. Most sketches include a variety of genealogical and biographical data. York county, pennsylvania usgenweb project land of the. A biographical history of york county, pennsylvania ancestry. York county, pa church records of the 18th century volume 1 guide to research in york and adams counties early families of york county, pa volume ii york county, pa church records of the 18th century volume 2. 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. The york county history center is a notforprofit educational institution.
This work embraces about 1,200 sketches of 19thcentury york countians. The recorder of deeds office is responsible for the recording and maintaining of all real estate documents in the county of york, pennsylvania. Memorial souvenir, commemorating the 150th anniversary of york as the capital of the united states of america 17771778 ancestry. This database is a collection of biographical sketches of prominent men from the county in. In 1959, york township reorganized from a second class township and became a first class township. Pa 211 southcentral pa region is administered by contact helplineharrisburg and covers york, cumberland, dauphin, franklin, perry and adams counties. Beyond real estate, the recorders office also records military discharge papers and notary bondscommissions.
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. For more history about the area, check out york townships 250thanniversary book. History of york county, pennsylvania, volume 2 george reeser prowell full view 1907. The complete book of emigrants, 16071776 and emigrants in bondage, 16141775. Internet archive payorkamrevdescendants for descendants of american revolutionary war soldiers and patriots from york county, pennsylvania. The books listed here are books that were not published by hearthstone legacy publications.
From the earliest period to 1886, this massive volume of 979 pages provides township and borough histories, with biographies. History of york county, pennsylvania 1886 edition open. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions starting at. Historic pittsburgh collection is a digital collection that provides an opportunity to explore and research the history of pittsburgh and the surrounding western pennsylvania area on the. A biographical history of york county, pennsylvania search. Additional records are listed on the county and state pages. We are york county s book shop for books about local history. A biographical history of york county, pennsylvania paperback january 1, 1975 by john gibson author, gibson author. Prowell 1906 11mb pdf history of york county pennsylvania, vol 1, by george r. For the first land transfer a warrant needed to be issued in order to have a survey done. At that time, system membership consisted of all the countys existing libraries, namely.
York county was formed on august 19, 1749 from lancaster county. Continental congress at york, pennsylvania and york county in the revolution source. Notes and documents concerning the manorial history of the town of york, york county, pennsylvania family history library. Pennsylvania military records offers access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the pennsylvania both males and females who served.
Pha achieves its mission by fostering the teaching and study of pennsylvanias past through publications, events and networking among scholars. Reminiscences of one hundred years, 18091909 family history. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. This is a list of lancaster county settlers who came between the years 1700 and 1718 and had purchased and held lands there before 1729. The patriotism of the people of york county during the french and indian war, the revolution, the war of 1812, the mexican war, the civil war and the spanishamerican war shines in the pages of this history. Originally published as part ii of history of york county, pennsylvania. The following article written by jim mcclure appeared in the daily records book, never be forgotten, a yearbyyearlook at york countys past, published in 2006. A consolidation of ship passenger lists from the pennsylvania magazine of history and biography. York county, pennsylvania usgenweb project land of the free.
York county history center gift shop and book store. Welcome to york county pennsylvania history and genealogy. York county administrative center 28 east market street york, pa 174011590. The 1106 page history of york county, pennsylvania from the earliest period to the present time, divided into general, special, township and borough histories, with a biographical department appended can be found in the pennsylvania section of our american county histories collection. Bowles was a giant in york s history 20181117 1968 debutante ball sponsored by the society for the advancement.
Wmths is a notforprofit educational organization whose mission is to promote an understanding of the history of west manchester township by. James crawford, a graduate in medicine of the university of edinburgh. Front cover for the book kill whitey by brian keene. Visit website for hours york county s records begin in august of 1749 when york county was formed from lancaster county. These are books that were published by a wide variety of publishers between the 1880s and recent years and. The county was created on august 19, 1749, from part of lancaster county and named either after the duke of york, an early patron of the penn family, or for the city and county of york in england. The pennsylvania historical association advances knowledge about the history and culture of pennsylvania and the midatlantic region. In the long ago there came to york county, pennsylvania, as its first physician, a young scotchman, dr. History of york county pennsylvania volume ii publisher.
See more ideas about historical sites, york and york pa. York county, pa courthouse, tax assessor, registry of deeds. A better source for them would be early german settlers of york county pennsylvania by keith dull, revised edition. Most of these but not all are county history books that combine history and biographies of families within the county. Old town historic district york 2020 all you need to know. A precivil war hotel that charles dickens stayed in and didnt like. For more history about the area, check out york townships 250thanniversarybook. Wiley, revised and edited by winfield scott garner, published by the gresham publishing company, philadelphia, pa, 1893. History of york county pennsylvania from the earliest time to the. The york county library system was created in 1974 to provide public library service to the residents and taxpayers of the county. This long list tells where to learn york county history.
American county histories pa only history of washington county from its first settlement to the present time. The books in this section are all printed books most are hardbound, and are not cds or dvds. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. History of york county, pennsylvania, george reeser prowell pennsylvania county and regional histories. Ebook history of york county pennsylvania volume ii by george r. York county judicial center courthouse 45 north george street. Programs in our childrens library meet state standards. The county was created on august 19, 1749, from part of lancaster county and named either after the duke of york, an early patron of the penn family, or for the city and county of york in england york county comprises the york hanover, pennsylvania. When the county was surveyed again, the report was published by the united states department of agriculture in 1963 usda 1963. 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.
Records available click for description of series years available years microfilmedscanned indexed office of origin administration bond books. Dauphin county, 17881867 and york county, 17901860. York was the farthest most city occupied by the confederacy civil war the battle of hanover civil war the battle of hanover and community profile. 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. Dec 23, 2015 history of york county, pennsylvania from the earliest period to the present time, divided into general, special, township and borough histories, with a biographical department appended published 1886 by f. History of york county, pennsylvania by george reeser prowell. The following article written by jim mcclure appeared in the daily records book, never be forgotten, a yearbyyearlook at york county s past, published in 2006. Founded in 1749, york county has played a proud role in the long and exciting drama that is the history of the united states of america. Read each book description for publication and condition details and price. Ycls was established as an independent, private nonprofit corporation with an appointed board of seven directors. The york plan wwii the wrightsvillecolumbia bridge. History of york county pennsylvania from the earliest time to the present publisher. The york county archives 150 pleasant acres road york, pa 17420 phone.
York county history center 2020 all you need to know before. A biographical history of york county, pennsylvania. Early settlers of lancaster county, pennsylvania paroots. Map 19 lower chanceford township with insets of airville p. Our county was in the forefront of organized resistance during the american revolution. York county pa biographies genealogy trails history group. Pa 211 is a free health and human services information and referral hotline. Located at the corner of market and queen streets since 1935, this city landmark has three levels of collection, program, and gathering spaces. This particular book is exceptionally valuable to genealogists and family history researchers because it contains almost fifty detailed biographies of york county settlers and other prominent citizens. George gilbert crawford, of strasburg, virginia, is a twentieth century representative. A history of the york county academy, york, pennsylvania. From the york peppermint patty to the made in york campaign, york has had some spectacular historic moments. View all hotels near york county history center on tripadvisor. From a historical perspective, york, pa and york county pa and the surrounding counties are known for.
Ida grayson york s green book connection 20181209 dr. History of adams county pennsylvania, part 3, including biographical sketches from history of cumberland and adams counties, pennsylvania. York is located in the southeastern area of the state. Deed books 1749 1912 deed books, 17491912 description. As york was a town in roman times, its celtic name is recorded in roman sources as eboracum and eburacum. The first soil survey of york county, pennsylvania, was published by the united states department of agriculture in 1914 usda 1914. Brodbecks genealogy in york county, pa usa 1,060,369 pennsylvania 62,615 york county 2,065 brodbecks 8. However, the growth and development of the business, manufacturing and farming interests of york county are presented in greatest detail. The history of york as a city dates to the beginning of the first millennium ad but archaeological evidence for the presence of people in the region of york dates back much further to between 8000 and 7000 bc. Hively has researched 11,400 colonial surnames, and 4,545 tracts of land while creating the maps. Inclusion of an ancestral name is acceptable proof of residency for future applications. This mandated a change in the political structure of the township.91 11 1591 342 369 284 1204 1092 1583 683 1405 1594 1375 1486 884 861 196 381 1232 1280 436 280 1513 566 69 1278 1504 1083 1192 776 1009 834 979 660 103 207 273