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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1800 Chanceford Township Census -
Petition for forming the County of York from Lancaster County PA
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