ADAMS COUNTY - VOLUME TWO
BERWICK, OXFORD, HAMILTON, READING, TYRONE, HUNTINGTON AND LATIMORE TOWNSHIPS is the second volume in a new Original PA Land Records Series for Adams County. It is a companion to Connected Survey Map #2 for these townships. The accompanying map (available separately) graphically illustrates how all these early original surveys fit together, encompassing some 82,752 total acres.
The Foreword to this series is written by Charles H. Glatfelter, PhD., Professor of History - emeritus, Gettysburg College.
In this volume may be found:
+ Detailed summaries of 508 original land tracts; including one grant under authority of Maryland and three Blunston License holders, with source documentation, beginning in the Colonial Era for these seven townships. The Manor of Maske lands are excluded from this research series.
+ An index of some 964 names for persons associated with early land acquisition or early roads.
+ 64 “Tract Names” given to colonial plantations.
+ 77 West Side Applications, between 1765 and 1769.
+ The Boundary dispute between PA and Maryland.
+ Julian – Gregorian Calendars described.
+ Colonial surveying techniques, detail and concepts.
+ Detail on the formation of Adams County in 1800.
+ A listing of nine colonial churches and their locations.
+ A summary of colonial towns and villages, their founding dates
Map #2, Adams County - Northeast: connected survey map, 36 by 48 inches, 1"=2,126 feet scale, four color on bond paper, $20.00.
Volume Two - $18.00 USD. Book and companion map (sold sep. - $20) are available by January 1, 2009.
PRINTED IN THE USA ISBN 0-9718125-8-6
LINK to Volume 2 full "General Index," with page index numbers.
LINK to placeVolume 2 or Map 2 orders.
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