PENNSYLVANIA ORIGINAL LAND RECORDS SERIES FOR YORK COUNTY, PA

 

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LOCATION OF THE 35 TOWNSHIPS IN YORK COUNTY:

 

Townships are numbered beginning at the bottom left, to right:

1 - West Manheim Township; 2 - Manheim Township; 3 - Codorus Township; 4 - Shrewsbury Township; 5 - Hopewell Township; 6 - Fawn Township; 7 - Peach Bottom Township; 8 - Lower Chanceford Township; 9 - Chanceford Township; 10 - East Hopewell Township; 11 - North Hopewell Township; 12 - Springfield Township; 13 - North Codorus Township; 14 - Heidelberg Township; 15 - Penn Township; 16 - Paradise Township; 17 - Jackson Township; 18 - West Manchester Township; 19 - Spring Garden Township; 20 - York Township; 21 - Windsor Township; 22 - Lower Windsor Township; 23 - Hellam Township; 24 - Springettsbury Township; 25 - East Manchester Township; 26 - Manchester Township; 27 - Dover Township; 28 - Conewago Township; 29 - Washington Township; 30 - Warrington Township; 31 - 31 - Newberry Township; 32 - Fairview Township; 33 - Monaghan Township; 34 - Carroll Township; 35 - Franklin Township

COUNTY AND TOWNSHIP DEVELOPMENT:

York County was formed August 19, 1749 from Lancaster County.

First township was Hellam Township (c. 1736); all others were sub-divided from this first designated township.

Original thirteen Townships (and founding dates) were:

Hellam (1736): included all of York and Adams Counties.

Manheim (1747): included Manheim, Heidelberg (1749), West Manheim (1858) and Penn (1880) Townships.

Codorus (1747): included Codorus and North Codorus (1838)Townships.

Paradise (1747): included Paradise and Jackson (1853)Townships

Shrewsbury (1742): included Shrewsbury, Springfield (1835); Hopewell (1767) - and from Hopewell: East Hopewell (1885) and North Hopewell (1885)

Fawn (1745): included Fawn and Peach Bottom (1815) Townships

Chanceford (1747): included Chanceford and Lower Chanceford (1806) Townships

York (1745): included York, Windsor (1758), and Lower Windsor (1838) Townships.

Manchester (1740): included Manchester, West Manchester (1799), and East Manchester Townships (1887)

Dover (1745): included Dover and Conewago (1818) Townships

Newberry (1742): included Newberry and Fairview (1803) Townships

Warrington (1744): included Warrington and Washington (1802) Townships

Monaghan (1745): included Monaghan, Franklin (1809) and Carroll (1831) Townships.

 Until 1800, Adams County (to the west) was part of York County.

US GENWEB YORK COUNTY TOWNSHIPS PAGE - a good summary on the above information.

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