Category Archives: Fawn Township

Heritage of York County African American Cemeteries

Settlement patterns can be determined by what those who went before us left behind. Cemeteries offer many clues. The surnames on the headstones and the denomination of the churches with which the graveyards were affiliated point to the ethnic background … Continue reading

Posted in 1790s, 1860s, African Americans, cemeteries, Chanceford Twp., Civil War, Fawn Township, Lower Chanceford Twp., Peach Bottom Twp., Spanish-American War, tombstones, Universal York, Wrightsville, York County | Comments Off on Heritage of York County African American Cemeteries

York County Vegetables Tempt with Colorful Labels

Tomatoes and Shakespeare and York County? I recently wrote my York Sunday News column on the canning houses of York County, going back to the 1920s through the 1950s when the canneries dotted the county. Local farmers could easily haul … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, canning, Chanceford Twp., Fawn Township, food, Lower Chanceford Twp., manufacturing, Peach Bottom Twp., Universal York, vegetables, Wrightsville, York County | 1 Comment

York Furnace Bridge Wiped Out Twice

York Furnace Bridge piers, probably in the 1890s. Residents of “the lower end” of York and Lancaster counties thought they could beat winter weather in the 1850s by building a bridge across the Susquehanna River at York Furnace. The Lancaster … Continue reading

Posted in 1750s, 1900s, bridges, canals, commerce, Fawn Township, floods, Lancaster County, Lower Chanceford Twp., Peach Bottom Twp., roads, Susquehanna River, Universal York, York County, York Furnace | Comments Off on York Furnace Bridge Wiped Out Twice