Category Archives: Peach Bottom Twp.

Journal of York County Heritage call for papers

You enjoy reading about York County history, so how about writing about it? The eight annual issue of Journal of York County Heritage will soon be out. It has articles on The York Plan of World War II and on … Continue reading

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How did you get to the Peach Bottom ferry?

One of my previous columns in the York Sunday News was on the ferries that crossed the Susquehanna River between York and Lancaster counties. There were so many that I didn’t have room to write more than a sentence or … Continue reading

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How did they get across the wide Susquehanna when there were no bridges?

I have had several comments and questions already about my recent York Sunday News column on the 15 or more ferries that crossed the Susquehanna River at one time or another between York County and Lancaster County. Since there were … Continue reading

Posted in 1720s, 1730s, 1740s, 1760s, 1770s, 1810s, 1920s, 1970s, Chanceford Twp., Conewago Township, ferries, Hellam Twp., Long Level, Lower Chanceford Twp., Lower Windsor Twp., Manchester Township, Newberry Township, Peach Bottom Twp., Revolutionary War, Susquehanna River, Thomas Hartley, U.S. Capital, Universal York, Wright's Ferry, Wrightsville, York County, York Furnace | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Benjamin Latrobe’s map of the lower Susquehanna River shows wild York and Lancaster county shores

Latrobe thought the Turkey Hill rapids or falls “most formidible.” Benjamin Henry Latrobe has been called one of the fathers of American architecture, but his work surveying and mapping the Susquehanna River in 1801from Columbia, Pa. to Havre de Grace, … Continue reading

Posted in 1800s, canals, Chanceford Twp., Columbia, PA, dams, ferries, Hellam Twp., Lancaster County, Long Level, Lower Windsor Twp., Maryland, Peach Bottom Twp., Safe Harbor, Susquehanna River, transportation, Universal York, water power, Windsor Township, York County | Comments Off on Benjamin Latrobe’s map of the lower Susquehanna River shows wild York and Lancaster county shores

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

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York County African American Civil War Veteran Details Navy Service

Recruitment poster, courtesy National Archives & Records Administration Elijah Berry was 70 years old and living in Peach Bottom Township, York County, Pa. in February 1907 when he filed an application to have his Civil War pension increased. As time … Continue reading

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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

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Rain Strands Peach Bottom People at High Rock

There was a lot going on in the Delta area in October 1877, as reported to the York Press by their Delta correspondent. For example, temperance meetings were flourishing there. Sad news was received from the Black Hills that Dr. … Continue reading

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