Category Archives: Codorus Township

York County’s St. Jacob’s (Stone) Church 1887 encounter with lightning

Summer brings thunder and lightning. Here is an account of a quite powerful lightning strike at St. Jacob’s (Stone) Church in Codorus Township. It is from the June 28, 1887 York Gazette. FEARS OF LIGHTNING—During the storm on Monday, the … Continue reading

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Nineteenth Century York County Swedenborgians?

The recent York Daily Record article about a new church in York, the Swedenborgians, also known as the New Church or Church of the New Jerusalem, rang a bell. Click here for the York Daily Record article. Members beliefs are … Continue reading

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Students Strike at York County High School

The York Gazette reported that when a favorite teacher was let go, seemingly as a cost-cutting measure, Codorus Township High School students took matters into their own hands. The teacher didn’t let matters rest either, and the case ended up … Continue reading

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