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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

During the past month, I’ve heard from many family historians. All were very appreciative of my post where I explored why York’s addresses changed. Thanks for all of your comments and suggestions for future posts! I hope to see many of you during my April presentation at the Lancaster Family

This southward looking aerial view of the York Haven Paper Mill (center) & York Haven Power Plant (lower left) is from the 1950s. The reason for locating a paper mill (and power plant) at this site can be traced to a canal, opened in 1797, to allow navigation of the

Cliff Satterthwaite painted two large murals for the York Haven State Bank in 1980. This mural depicts canal operations in York Haven during the 1840-1850s era; and looks across the Susquehanna River towards Falmouth, Lancaster County. The York Haven State Bank was located on the northeast corner of Pennsylvania Avenue

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

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

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century. This is Part 6 of Chapter 19 . . . Sustainable. A new part will be posted every Thursday. Recent chapters stand alone, starting