Tag Archives: Monocacy Road

Stony Brook, Stony Run and the Trolley

In 1882, the Stony Brook area, in what is now Springettsbury Township, received its name from Stony Run; the stream running through that area. Colonial surveys record that name for this stream back to at least 1753 and Stony Run … Continue reading

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Dr. Neal O. Hively Connected Draft Map of The Manor of Springettsbury

This is the same illustration that began yesterdays post 1860 Buildings 21-30 in South Region of Springettsbury Township; with one exception. A partly transparent overlay of the corresponding section of Neal Otto Hively’s Connected Draft Warrant MAP 20 of The … Continue reading

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Questions answered on the Road to Monocacy posts

A reader raised a question about the spelling of Monocacy after reading several of my posts over the past weeks.  She noted the spelling in the original Lancaster County document uses the spelling Monocasy and questioned, “Why do I use … Continue reading

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Platting the Monocacy Road from Original 1739/40 Survey; Part 1: Eastern York County

I’ve platted the Monocacy Road from the original 1739/40 survey.  This is Part 1; Eastern York County between Wrightsville and York.  In future posts, I’ll plat additional parts of the Monocacy Road, in a similar manner, from the original survey, … Continue reading

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Monocacy Path used by Native Americans began at Conejohela

This is a section of a map entitled Historic Indian Paths of Pennsylvania.  The map uses Indian names for their paths and sites, with only a few trading posts so noted.  Indian names generally use spelling that has become the … Continue reading

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Original Route of the Monocacy Road in Eastern York County?

Quoting three lines within a 1912 article on the Shultz House by Dr. I. H. Betz; appearing in the January 27th, 1912 issue of The Gazette: The Monocacy road, extending from the Susquehanna to the Potomac rivers, was laid out … Continue reading

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