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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. Its county seat is the city of York. York County is located in the Susquehanna Valley, a large fertile agricultural region in South Central Pennsylvania.


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This County currently does not have a host. This means that there is no one available to help answer your questions about this county's history or to help you with your family's genealogy within this county. WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.


York County Data Online

BIOGRAPHIES

CEMETERIES

CENSUS

COUNTY HISTORY

COURT RECORDS

DEATHS

FAMILY HISTORY

MARRIAGES

MILITARY

NEWSPAPERS

   
Recent Updates

June 2013: Bio: Daniel R. Hall - Transcribed by by Rhonda Hill; Obit: BALESTIER, JOSEPH, ESQ. - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; Bio: CUNNINGHAM, ROBERT - transcribed by FOFG

December 2012: 1883 Pensioners - Transcribed by Debbie Ovechka

July 2012: Obituary: Maud Mallory, Marriage Notice: Clark-Weil (Jacoby), Reiff-Roth, Dineman-Coulson, Cox-Godfrey, Decker-Flickinger, Williams-Rensel, Rensel-Baker, Jacobs-Atland, Straly-Hershey, Swartz-Spangler, Baub-Clark, Spangler-Eichelberger, Carl-Barnitz, Little-Welsh, Death Notices: George Able, Jacob Barnitz, Daniel Billmeyer, Elias Eyster, Conrad Kessler, Daughter of Henry Kline, Joseph Schmuck, Sarah Shoaf, William Slagle, Mary Speer; News: Gobrecht and Landis to Publish Newspapers, Mr. Awbell Mysteriously Disappears, Baltimore and Susquehanna Rail Road, Jacob Weltzhoffer's Hog; News - Accidents: Young Man Accidently Kills Mrs. Henry Louck; News - Crime: John Steel Kills Wife; News - Weather: Destructive Hail Storm - John Nicholson Dies; The York County Wine Association (News) - 1828 and 1829 Meeting of the Wine Association
March 2012: Biography:  FRANCIS A. RAMSEY - Contributed by FOFG
February 2012: The Truett Family - Contributed by Dawn and Dorsey Truitt ; Family Letters - Letter From James B. Truett to Samueal Truett Concerning Family History, Letter from J.B. Bollinger to G. W. Powell Concerning Daughter's Abduction; Photos of Samuel Truett and the York County Police Department; Photos of The Bixler Brothers Candy Store; Legal Documents ( Order to Summon William Matzen to Court ); News Articles (The Truett Tragedy - Suicide, Attempted Murder of Spouse)

BIOGRAPHIES

CEMETERIES

CENSUS

COUNTY HISTORY

COURT RECORDS

DEATHS

Obituaries and Death Notices  

FAMILY HISTORY

  • Rev. James Caldwell - Contributed by JEAN CALDWELL ADAMS 
  • The Truett Family - Contributed by Dawn and Dorsey Truitt
    • Family Letters -
      • Letter From James B. Truett to Samueal Truett Concerning Family History
      • Letter from J.B. Bollinger to G. W. Powell Concerning Daughter's Abduction
    • Photos of Samuel Truett and the York County Police Department
    • Photos of The Bixler Brothers Candy Store
    • Legal Documents ( Order to Summon William Matzen to Court )
    • News Articles (The Truett Tragedy - Suicide, Attempted Murder of Spouse)

MARRIAGES

MILITARY

NEWSPAPERS

 

Cities, Towns, Villages and Census Designated Places

Cross Roads Dallastown Delta Dillsburg Dover
East Prospect East York Emigsville Fawn Grove Felton
Franklintown Glen Rock Goldsboro Grantley Hallam
Hanover Jacobus Jefferson Lewisberry Loganville
Manchester Mount Wolf New Freedom New Salem North York
Parkville Pennville Railroad Red Lion Seven Valleys
Shiloh Shrewsbury Spring Grove Springetts Manor-Yorklyn Spry
Stewartstown Stonybrook-Wilshire Susquehanna Trails Tyler Run-Queens Gate Valley Green
Valley View Weigelstown Wellsville West York Windsor
Winterstown Wrightsville Yoe York York Haven
Yorkana        

Townships

Carroll Township   Chanceford Township   Codorus Township   Conewago Township   Dover Township  
East Hopewell Township   East Manchester Township   Fairview Township   Fawn Township   Franklin Township  
Heidelberg Township   Hellam Township   Hopewell Township Jackson Township   Lower Chanceford Township  
Lower Windsor Township   Manchester Township   Manheim Township   Monaghan Township Newberry Township  
North Codorus Township   North Hopewell Township   Paradise Township   Peach Bottom Township   Penn Township  
Shrewsbury Township   Spring Garden Township   Springettsbury Township   Springfield Township   Warrington Township  
Washington Township West Manchester Township   West Manheim Township   Windsor Township   York Township

Surrounding Counties

Cumberland County (north) Lancaster County (east) Harford County, Maryland (southeast)
Dauphin County (northeast) Adams County (west) Baltimore County, Maryland (south)

Carroll County, Maryland (southwest)

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