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  Berks County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Berks County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania.
Berks County began much larger than it is today.
Berks County is bordered by the counties of Lancaster (south), Lebanon (west), Schuykill (northwest), Lehigh (northeast), Montgomery (southeast), and Chester (southeast).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Berks_County,_Pennsylvania   (428 words)

 Berks County-Pennsylvania Dutch History, Genealogy and Culture
Berks County undoubtedly profited from the overall attractiveness of the Commonwealth, for it is noteworthy that William Penn found it attractive for settlement.
Berks presently encompasses 864 square miles with an estimated population of 305,50 in 1978 and a population density of 353 persons per square mile.
Berks County became a third-class county on January 1, 1952, after the United States Census showed the County to have a population in excess of 250,000.
www.horseshoe.cc /pennadutch/places/pennsylvania/berksco/berks.htm   (10123 words)

 Encyclopedia: Berks County, Pennsylvania
In the county, the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who are 65 years of age or older.
Berks' strategic position between Philadelphia and the anthracite region was the primary cause behind the County's early lead in railroad growth.
Berks County became the 23rd District in 1849, and in 1850, the Constitution was amended to provide for election of judges.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Berks-County,-Pennsylvania   (560 words)

 Berks County, Pennsylvania Ancestors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bitler - The Bitler family of Berks and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania was established by John Bitler, who may have been the Johannes Bütler who immigrated in 1736 on the ship Harle.
While many descendants remained in the Berks and Chester counties area, daughter Elizabeth Clevenstine married into the Bitler family and moved to Franklin and then to Auglaize counties in Ohio about 1834.
Philip and Anna Margaretha established their home in Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania and raised a large family, many of whom remained in the area.
www.phillipsplace.net /genealogy/counties/PABerks.html   (710 words)

 The Mercury - News - 10/15/2003 - Berks officials unhappy as ‘landfill capital of state’   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Berks County’s lack of regional zoning and a solid waste plan may have made it a target for landfill development.
Berks County Commissioner Timothy Reiver said he has researched the volume of trash being brought to the county, and what he has learned is unsettling to him.
Within Berks County or within a mile or two of county borders are six landfills that make up the largest concentration of landfills in a state that is the largest importer of trash in the nation.
www.pottstownmercury.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=10319895&BRD=1674&PAG=461&dept_id=18041&rfi=6   (1379 words)

 Berks Career & Technology Center
The Berks Business Education Coalition is an organization that joins the resources and expertise of the Berks County business community with those of the education community to initiate or support programs that best enhance the educational system.
The Berks Council on Career and Technical Education is the companion council to the Executive Council and is charged with the mission of providing a critical communication link between the school and the business community for each program offered by BCTC.
Berks Career and Technology Center and the United Labor Council are in the process of developing articulation agreements with various trade unions.
www.berkscareer.com /partners.htm   (575 words)

 Suffolk Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Berks was present at the unveiling of a new Einstein monument, this one outside the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, on the highest hill in Jerusalem.
Berks was struck by the humanity of the man. "He spoke to a king and a child the same.
Berks and wife Tod spent some time studying the site, the sculptor changed the plan.
www.timesreview.com /st12-09-99/stories/news4.htm   (462 words)

 Berks County, PA Historical Sites and Societies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Berks County is rich in local, national and world history...
The Berks County Genealogical Society collects and disseminates data to professional and amateur genealogists and family historians.
The Tri-County Heritage Society seeks to preserve the legacy of early settlers in Southern Berks, Eastern Lancaster, and Northern Chester Counties.
www.berksmuseums.org /historic.htm   (445 words)

 Berks, Pennsylvania Genealogy Resources
Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1745-1805: Cacusi or Hain's Reformed Church
Berks County lies in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania, with Longswamp lying just outside of Mertztown.
After 1884, all Berks County marriage licenses were recorded by the County of Berks.
www.gendir.com /locales/990   (779 words)

 Berks County Living
The first Berks County Living PA Dutch Cooking Contest will recognize the strong tradition of PA Dutch recipes passed down from generation to generation, and The Platinum Plate Awards, determined by the readers’ votes, honor the exquisite fare offered by local restaurants.
Berks County Living is published by Lehigh Valley residents Lisa and Paul Prass, and it is edited by Berks County native Kristin Kramer.
The ongoing mission of Berks County Living is to adequately reflect the sense of pride Berks County residents have in their community and to encourage residents to make the most of living in Berks.
www.berkscountyliving.com   (341 words)

 Historical Society of Berks County - Historical Review of Berks County
Elected officials charged with law enforcement in Reading and Berks County were all called on the carpet, and made their excuses.
Berks District Attorney Fred Brubaker, chafing because the feds had invaded his turf again, reacted to Minker's dismissal with a display of cutting sarcasm: "Attention all agents who testified.
A Berks County jury believed the ex-chief and the madam, convicting Kubacki, Minker and Bonanno.
www.berkshistory.org /articles/minker.html   (6002 words)

 The Mercury - News - 02/25/2005 - State says Berks responsible for investigating voter fraud cases
READING -- The state Attorney General’s office won’t investigate the 26 voter registrations and absentee ballots Berks County determined could be intentionally fraudulent.
Berks for Change is a member of Democracy for America, a group that says it is dedicated to rebuilding the Democratic Party, supporting fiscally responsible and socially progressive candidates in government and fighting far right-wing politics.
Morgan said Hispanics were targeted by an intensive voter registration drive conducted in the city by Voting is Power, and that some people said they were afraid to register to vote because they thought they’d get arrested.
www.pottstownmercury.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=14033118&BRD=1674&PAG=461&dept_id=18041&rfi=6   (415 words)

 Greater Reading Convention & Visitors Bureau - Getaway Ideas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Berks County has always been a place of innovation and ingenuity, reflected in our industrial heritage.
Berks County heritage features a blending of many cultures from the Europeans who settled the Oley Valley in colonial times to today's new immigrants.
The Historical Society of Berks County presents the history of Berks County from the Lenni Indians to the present.
www.readingberkspa.com /getawayideas/index.asp   (1447 words)

 First Energy Berks Jazz Fest - March 17-26, 2006 in Reading, PA
Berks Jazz Fest fans are in for a "triple" Dutch treat -- Dulfer is making the trip to Reading from Amsterdam to be part of the festival...
The purpose of the award, which is presented annually by the Berks Arts Council, is to honor those who have made an outstanding contribution to furthering jazz in Berks County.
Scott, who died in 1995, led several Berks bands over the years and was a tireless promoter of jazz in the community.
www.berksjazzfest.com   (907 words)

 Berks on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Berks County, Pa., business community travels road to economic recovery.
Outside Counties Dump on Berks County, Pa., Landfills.
John Doppel, sprays an egg/water mixture on his rhododendrons in his Greenwich Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, garden as a preventative measure against deer eating his plants.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-E1-B1erks.asp   (868 words)

 North Berks Football League Official Web Site
The North Berks Football League is part of the FA National League Pyramid System and all competitions are sanctioned by the BerksandBucks Football Association.
Div 1 - Steventon gain a vital away win to climb out of the 2nd relegation spot, and with only 6 points still covering the bottom 6 places there could be a very interesting relegation battle ahead.
Berks and Bucks FA need help for information from clubs who have reached county finals in the past.
www.nbfl.co.uk   (498 words)

 Berks Conservancy: Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Berks County Conservancy was established as a non-profit membership organization in 1974, with a mission to preserve Berks County's unique cultural and environmental heritage for the benefit of future generations.
To fulfill that mission, we have focused our efforts on preserving agricultural land and open space; protecting the quality of our streams and ground water; preserving historic landmarks and scenic landscapes; and by promoting those values which contribute to a sustainable future for our community.
This land is valuable for many reasons and the Conservancy works to protect it for future agricultural, scenic and recreational use.
www.berks-conservancy.org   (207 words)

 The Historical Society of Berks County PA
The Hendel Mansion the Historical Society of Berks County's new facility.
Berks County History screen savers for Windows users.
the quarterly publication of the Historical Society of Berks County.
www.berkshistory.org   (388 words)

October 5, 1788 probably in Kutztown, Berks, PA. And was buried on the family farm.
She died about 1822 near Kutztown, Berks, PA and is buried with her husband.
They probably married about 1800 in Maxatawny Twp., Berks, PA There is some confusion as to the number of children, but research indicates the following.
www.socminco.com /WINK.htm   (2804 words)

 Berks-Mont Newspapers - Southern Berks News - 09/29/2005 - Berks County Art Show set for Oct. 2-9   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shearer (1846-1926) was the most prolific of the artists of Berks County.
Examples of the paintings include serene summer Berks County landscapes, bright vivid sunsets, and unusual European scenes.
With over 100 Berks County paintings on exhibit, this is only a sampling of what will be available for purchase.
www.berksmontnews.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=15298589&BRD=2694&PAG=461&dept_id=552990&rfi=6   (686 words)

 Historical Society of Berks County - Prohibition !
And Reading and Berks County played no small part in neutralizing what Herbert Hoover wryly called "the noble experiment." The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution has been universally blamed for spawning organized crime and fostering political corruption.
In Berks, operators of the county's 417 hotels and saloons were angry and worried.
On another occasion, Berks County Prison officials in City Park were ordered to get rid of almost 60 confiscated kegs of beer stored there for a year.
www.berkshistory.org /articles/prohibition.html   (5183 words)

 Mission Statement at Penn State Berks ~ 1958 - 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Recognizing that the Berks Campus of the Berks-Lehigh Valley College is undergoing tremendous, unprecendented growth, the Berks County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association commits to the following in support of that growth.
Recognizing that the long-term success of the Chapter is intrinsically tied to the success and growth of the Berks Campus, we will look to align our events and activities around the campus’ strategic direction.
We will also look for ways to foster a partnership with the Alumni Society of the Berks Campus and the College Alumni Society so that both groups can continue to succeed and ensure that an active, enthusiastic alumni base is well-represented in the Berks Campus service area.
www.bk.psu.edu /alumni/chapters/berks_county/mission.html   (227 words)

 Berks Arts Council - Projects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A series of readings by national writers and poets to increase appreciation and enjoyment of poetry and to showcase marginalized voices such as the deaf poetry community, children and “slam” poets.
Seeking funding to reestablish Berks Summer Theater incorporating the talents of several local not-for-profit community theatre groups for a summer theater season.
Reading's colorful history will be illustrated through the life story of Mary Quinn, aka Dutch Mary, an infamous madam of a city brothel frequented by clients representing all segments of Reading Society.
www.berksarts.org /papartners/projects.asp   (443 words)

 United Way of Berks County
Volunteers are matched with a resident of the Berks County Prison and through weekly visits,.
Berks Cooks is a full-color calendar that highlights 12 locally owned and operated Berks County.
Berks Women in Crisis is seeking Volunteers interested in the Legal System -Court Watch Volunteers.
www.volunteersolutions.org /uwberks/org/opp/dir-all.html   (2279 words)

 United Way of Berks County
United Way of Berks County received notification that a federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services in the amount of $906,217 has been awarded to our organization in support of our Right From The Start (RFTS) early learning initiative.
Through United Way of Berks County Right From The Start (RFTS) initiative, we are helping children and families focus on early learning, school preparedness, parenting programs and early literacy.
The holiday season will be a little brighter for more than 3,000 seniors across Berks County this year, thanks to the efforts of thousands of volunteers who have assembled Holiday Breakfast Baskets.
www.uwberks.org   (727 words)

 The County of Berks, PA Agricultural Land Preservation Official Site
It is the mission of the Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board to protect viable agricultural lands by acquiring agricultural conservation easements, which prevent the development of the land for any other purpose other than agricultural production.
Agriculture is Berks County's #1 industry and serves as the backbone of the Berks County community.
Agriculture has long shaped Berks County's identity and quality of life and, therefore, has been a vital component to the regional economy.
www.bccl.org /alp/site?tx=1   (153 words)

 Greater Reading Convention & Visitors Bureau - Outdoor Recreation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Reading and Berks County, Pennsylvania - THE ORIGINAL OUTLET CAPITAL OF THE WORLD - is close enough to New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. to make it an easy escape, yet it is far enough away to preserve its lush rolling hills and tranquil streams.
This trip through Northern Berks County, land of the "Fancy" Pennsylvania Dutch, will take you through fertile countryside where hundred year-old German bank barns are decorated with a unique Folk Art Design, referred to as hex signs.
This 370 acre county park, considered to be "quintessential Berks County," houses a four and a half mile trail from the Stonecliffe Recreation Area to Reber's Bridge.
www.readingberkspa.com /outdoor/index.asp   (1374 words)

 Caernarvon Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
There are a variety of opportunities for residents to get involved in the community by serving on boards, participating in sports programs and participating in community service organizations.
Caernarvon Township is 8.9 square miles and is located in Berks County.
In 2004, Caernarvon Township, Berks County, was named the 5th fastest growing township in the state of Pennsylvania.
www.caernarvon.org   (152 words)

 Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA > Pennsylvania > Berks County
History of Berks County, Pennsylvania in the Revolution, from 1774 to 1783 
Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1745-1805: Cacusi or Hain's Reformed Church 
Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1762-1810: Longswamp Reformed Church records 
www.linkpendium.com /genealogy/USA/PA/Berks   (278 words)

 Berks County Community (Main Frame)
Shartlesville, located in Eastern Pennsylvania, Berks County PA. along the Pennsylvania Blue Mountains is a small town with a lot to offer.
The goal of Berks County Career Link is to provide high-value, low-cost employment and training services and information to businesses and job seekers of Berks County.
If you and your family are looking to join a fitness center or just want to play in one of our ice hockey, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, or football leagues or tournaments, Body Zone will provide you that opportunity.
www.berkscountyweb.com /Berks_County_Community_Frameset.htm   (390 words)

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