Tag Archives: Mt. Zion Road

Lefever’s One-Room Schoolhouse impacted York Suburban

There were 348 pupils attending Springettsbury Township schools, during the 1910-1911 school year. The classes were conducted in 11 rooms, with an average of 32 students per classroom. Seven of the schoolhouses were one-room schoolhouses; housing all 8-grades. Two buildings, … Continue reading

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Springetts Rezoning Round 3 and Possible Solution

The present Market Street and Mount Zion corridor zoning is shown on this Zoning Map from the Springettsbury Township Internet site. A Springettsbury Township Planning Commission meeting will be held Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. “to hear and/or … Continue reading

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Remembering Besser’s on the Susquehanna Trail

Liz Holtzapple provided some neat memories of Besser’s in response to my post Susquehanna Trail WWI Memorial Sycamores.  Her comments are amongst those that have been accumulating in my files since I did a 19-part series on the Susquehanna Trail, … Continue reading

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800th Post and Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during July 2016

My initial YorksPast post appeared on July 26, 2012. Last week, a few days following the fourth anniversary of YorksPast, the article on Mahlon Haines’ Yorkshire Ranch marked my 800th post. Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with … Continue reading

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Working in the Family Business; Avalong Farms Dairy Bar

Capt. Dick Wolfe provided memories of his families’ business; Avalong Farms Dairy Bar, which stood on the northwest corner of Whiteford Road and Mt. Zion Road in Springettsbury Township. Dick’s early work experiences provide some neat Avalong recollections and more … Continue reading

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Round Two of Market St. and Mt. Zion Rd. Rezoning

Springettsbury Township had a Notice of Public Hearing, appearing on page 7B of the Monday, July 11, 2016, issue of the York Daily Record. This notice listed 66-properties, radiating from all corners of the intersection of East Market Street and … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 32-35 in North Region of Springettsbury Township

Glades Two-Room Schoolhouse At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, four 1860 buildings in the Glades Area within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is a 1937 aerial photo of … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 25-31 in North Region of Springettsbury Township

At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, seven 1860 buildings in the Mt. Zion & Druck Valley Road Area within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is a 1937 aerial … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 21-24 in North Region of Springettsbury Township

The Hermit House of Springettsbury Township At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, four 1860 buildings in the Area South of Rocky Ridge within what is now Springettsbury Township. The “Region Boundry Line” is my line … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor got Results in Springettsbury Township

A letter to the Editor coupled with speaking out at Springettsbury Township Board of Supervisors meetings resulted in the Township placing this bigger sign; advertising a Public Hearing on Thursday October 22, 2015, at 5:30 PM. Last week this two-sided … Continue reading

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