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York County was formed from Lancaster County in 1749; at that time it was reasonable to look at Lancaster County Maps for York County Information. However 75-years later the best map details available for Wrightsville, with adjoining town Westphalia, and the first bridge, crossing the Susquehanna River to Columbia, comes

Story of the Susquehanna Trail in the Good Roads Movement: Part 19 Just in time for Christmas, this post wraps-up the 19-part-series on the Susquehanna Trail. Thanks to my readers for the feedback and all the great comments along the journey. Several readers asked the question, “When driving from Harrisburg

At #14 in the count down of the Top 50 York County Factories at End of 19th Century is Baugher, Kurtz & Stewart in York, PA. The 10th Factory Inspection Report, from the Pennsylvania Department of Factory Inspection, notes that on May 15th 1899, Baugher, Kurtz & Stewart has 140

A Heritage Lecture at will be given at the Zimmerman Center, 1706 Long Level Road, on November 12, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. This lecture is $8 for Members and $12 for Non-Members, Register online or by calling 717-252-0229 X6. Use this link for further details about the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage

Trolleys ran from the City of York to Wrightsville, passing through Stony Brook in Springettsbury Township.  Trolley service in and near the City of York existed from August 18, 1892 to February 4, 1939.  However the York to Wrightsville trolley was in service for a shorter time span, from May

YorksPast started with a post on July 26, 2012.  A few days ago, on July 26, 2014, I began the third year of sharing a hodgepodge of explorations of York’s Past.  The posts totaled 472 during those first two years; averaging slightly more than four and one-half posts per week.

Commons Drive is a new road extending from Eastern Boulevard to East Market Street in Springettsbury Township.  Commons Drive will intersect Market Street just east of Hoss’s Steak & Sea House.  Commons Drive is the address of the new Springettsbury Fire Station.  This photo shows the progress of Commons Drive