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. This work embraces about 1,200 sketches of 19thcentury york countians. History of york county, pennsylvania 1886 edition open. Additional records are listed on the county and state pages. 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. Bowles was a giant in york s history 20181117 1968 debutante ball sponsored by the society for the advancement.
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. From the earliest period to 1886, this massive volume of 979 pages provides township and borough histories, with biographies. The complete book of emigrants, 16071776 and emigrants in bondage, 16141775. Pa 211 southcentral pa region is administered by contact helplineharrisburg and covers york, cumberland, dauphin, franklin, perry and adams counties. If you have a historical group or web site youd like us. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Records available click for description of series years available years microfilmedscanned indexed office of origin administration bond books. Early settlers of lancaster county, pennsylvania paroots. York county history center 2020 all you need to know before. The york county archives 150 pleasant acres road york, pa 17420 phone. However, the growth and development of the business, manufacturing and farming interests of york county are presented in greatest detail. American county histories pa only history of washington county from its first settlement to the present time. We are york county s book shop for books about local history. York county administrative center 28 east market street york, pa 174011590.
James crawford, a graduate in medicine of the university of edinburgh. The york plan wwii the wrightsvillecolumbia bridge. York county, pennsylvania usgenweb project land of the. The books listed here are books that were not published by hearthstone legacy publications. Buy york county, pennsylvania street map book by adc the map people creator online at alibris. Reminiscences of one hundred years, 18091909 family history. 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.
From the york peppermint patty to the made in york campaign, york has had some spectacular historic moments. As york was a town in roman times, its celtic name is recorded in roman sources as eboracum and eburacum. 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. In additon to items in our bookstore and gift shop we have available tickets to our various events throughout the year. Home genealogy books history of york county, pa 1886. 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. Front cover for the book kill whitey by brian keene. 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. Ebook history of york county pennsylvania volume ii by george r. Manchester township population estimate as of december 31, 2007 was 16,670. This mandated a change in the political structure of the township. 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.
Old town historic district york 2020 all you need to know. The first soil survey of york county, pennsylvania, was published by the united states department of agriculture in 1914 usda 1914. Ebook history of york county pennsylvania from the earliest time. 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. History of adams county pennsylvania, part 3, including biographical sketches from history of cumberland and adams counties, pennsylvania. 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. Ycls was established as an independent, private nonprofit corporation with an appointed board of seven directors. Illustrated historical atlas of york county, penna.
A precivil war hotel that charles dickens stayed in and didnt like. A look inside the history of york county, pennsylvania. 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 particular book is exceptionally valuable to genealogists and family history researchers. At that time, system membership consisted of all the countys existing libraries, namely. 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. See more ideas about historical sites, york and york pa. Dauphin county, 17881867 and york county, 17901860. York county judicial center courthouse 45 north george street. I had no idea how much history was preserved in york. York county was formed on august 19, 1749 from lancaster county. York county history center gift shop and book store. In the long ago there came to york county, pennsylvania, as its first physician, a young scotchman, dr. A consolidation of ship passenger lists from the pennsylvania magazine of history and biography.
York county, pa courthouse, tax assessor, registry of deeds. Prowell 1906 11mb pdf history of york county pennsylvania, vol 1, by george r. York county archives 150 pleasant acres road york, pa 17402. 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. A history of the york county academy, york, pennsylvania. Originally published as part ii of history of york county, pennsylvania. Wmths is a notforprofit educational organization whose mission is to promote an understanding of the history of west manchester township by.
Located at the corner of market and queen streets since 1935, this city landmark has three levels of collection, program, and gathering spaces. Brodbecks genealogy in york county, pa usa 1,060,369 pennsylvania 62,615 york county 2,065 brodbecks 8. The duke of york was an early patron of the penn family. First under virginia as yohogania, ohio, or augusta county until 1781, and subsequently under pennsylvania. York county, pennsylvania genealogy familysearch wiki. Map 19 lower chanceford township with insets of airville p. Pha achieves its mission by fostering the teaching and study of pennsylvanias past through publications, events and networking among scholars.
The books in this section are all printed books most are hardbound, and are not cds or dvds. History of york county pennsylvania from the earliest time to the. Pennsylvania county histories and pennsylvania biographies. Beyond real estate, the recorders office also records military discharge papers and notary bondscommissions. View all hotels near york county history center on tripadvisor. It legally transfers the title of realty from one to another. 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. Pennsylvania military records offers access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the pennsylvania both males and females who served. History of york county, pennsylvania by george reeser prowell. Pa 211 is a free health and human services information and referral hotline.
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. When the county was surveyed again, the report was published by the united states department of agriculture in 1963 usda 1963. The recorder of deeds office is responsible for the recording and maintaining of all real estate documents in the county of york, pennsylvania. A better source for them would be early german settlers of york county pennsylvania by keith dull, revised edition. Understanding how the past informs the present helps us shape a better future. 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 library system was created in 1974 to provide public library service to the residents and taxpayers of the county. Continental congress at york, pennsylvania and york county in the revolution source. For more history about the area, check out york townships 250thanniversarybook. York county, pennsylvania usgenweb project land of the free.
Welcome to york county pennsylvania history and genealogy. Read each book description for publication and condition details and price. For more history about the area, check out york townships 250thanniversary book. The underground railroad and york county, pennsylvania.
These are books that were published by a wide variety of publishers between the 1880s and recent years and. Biographical and portrait cycopedia of chester county, pennsylvania, comprising a historical sketch of the county by samuel t. Hively has researched 11,400 colonial surnames, and 4,545 tracts of land while creating the maps. History of york county, pennsylvania, george reeser prowell pennsylvania county and regional histories. We also stock york county postcards, and locally made gifts.
George gilbert crawford, of strasburg, virginia, is a twentieth century representative. 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. A better source for them would be early german settlers of york. The york county history center is a notforprofit educational institution. History of york county pennsylvania volume ii publisher. For the first land transfer a warrant needed to be issued in order to have a survey done. 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. 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. Ida grayson york s green book connection 20181209 dr. Inclusion of an ancestral name is acceptable proof of residency for future applications. York county archives 150 pleasant acres road york, pa 17402 7178407222 phone 7178407224 fax email us. A biographical history of york county, pennsylvania search. 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. In 1959, york township reorganized from a second class township and became a first class township.
The pennsylvania historical association advances knowledge about the history and culture of pennsylvania and the midatlantic region. Memorial souvenir, commemorating the 150th anniversary of york as the capital of the united states of america 17771778 ancestry. A biographical history of york county, pennsylvania. A biographical history of york county, pennsylvania paperback january 1, 1975 by john gibson author, gibson author. Notes and documents concerning the manorial history of the town of york, york county, pennsylvania family history library. Wiley, revised and edited by winfield scott garner, published by the gresham publishing company, philadelphia, pa, 1893. A biographical history of york county, pennsylvania ancestry. Five wards were established, each ward electing one member to the board of commissioners. This database is a collection of biographical sketches of prominent men from the county in. History of york county, pennsylvania, volume 2 george reeser prowell full view 1907. Early german settlers of york county, pennsylvania. This page primarily lists records kept at the city level. 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.
From a historical perspective, york, pa and york county pa and the surrounding counties are known for. An illustration of a computer application window wayback machine an illustration of an open book. This long list tells where to learn york county history. York black history exploring history with the aims of. 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. Visit website for hours york county s records begin in august of 1749 when york county was formed from lancaster county. Here, you can find the largest collection of books in york county, research expertise, over 70 computers, and learning experiences for all ages.
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. York county is located in the susquehanna valley, a large fertile agricultural region in south central. York county pa biographies genealogy trails history group. The archives stores records for over 40 different county offices during various time periods throughout the past 250 years. Most sketches include a variety of genealogical and biographical data. Deed books 1749 1912 deed books, 17491912 description. Internet archive payorkamrevdescendants for descendants of american revolutionary war soldiers and patriots from york county, pennsylvania.
Programs in our childrens library meet state standards. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions starting at. York is located in the southeastern area of the state. This database is a collection of biographical sketches of prominent men from the county in the nineteenth century. Having said that, i found this book contained mostly members of the town, or the professional. Most of these but not all are county history books that combine history and biographies of families within the county. 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. 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. Our county was in the forefront of organized resistance during the american revolution. List of approved ancestors finding your pennsylvania.312 299 710 80 314 62 725 1511 608 1444 238 428 1411 629 1237 1553 1341 162 718 1568 524 1539 1171 344 222 1175 23 719 1410 1217 298 153 1081 563 711 208