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  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lancaster County is a county located in the south-central portion of the state of Pennsylvania in the Susquehanna Valley.
Lancaster County's politics have often not been in sync with the rest of Pennsylvania or with the Northeast as a whole.
Lancaster supported the Presidential candidacy of native son (and Democrat) James Buchanan in 1856, but has been a Republican stronghold ever since, in spite of the many shifts in party loyalties and geographic bases across the US as a whole in the past 150 years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lancaster_County,_Pennsylvania   (1046 words)

 Early Blacksmiths of Lancaster County
Many of Lancaster County's flsmiths became known for their su- perior skill and workmanship, for they were concerned with what was not only functional and practical but with what was pleasing in design as well.
Because of the changing boundaries of Lancaster County during this early period, this study was limited to the present boundaries of the county.
Early in the history of Lancaster County, prior to its erection in 1729, William Penn and others believed that iron was located in the interior of the county, according to Klein, who is a well-known historian of the county.
www.horseshoe.cc /pennadutch/people/trades/blacksmith/smiths.htm   (7650 words)

 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lancaster County is a county located in the south central portion of the U.S. State of Pennsylvania in the Susquehanna Valley.
The county seat for the county is Lancaster.
Lancaster County is bounded in the northwest by Dauphin County and Lebanon County, in the northeast by Berks County, in the southeast by Chester County and in the southwest by York County.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Lancaster_County,_Pennsylvania.html   (555 words)

 GIS and Farmland Protection: The Case of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lancaster County is the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch country.
Lancaster County growth has come from increases in indigenous population, and from newcomers who work in the county or in Greater Harrisburg, Wilmington, Delaware and Greater Philadelphia--all of which are within a 45-minute drive of the county.
Lancaster County raised some of the funds through the sale of general obligation bonds, and some from the county general fund, based mainly on property tax revenues.
www.asu.edu /caed/proceedings97/daniels.html   (3673 words)

 Lancaster County Pennsylvania - The County of Cruelty
Lancaster County Pennsylvania - The County of Cruelty
The website for the Pennsylvania Dutch Convention and Visitors Bureau has this to say about Dutch Farming in Lancaster County "Believing that practical knowledge, hard work and long hours are the "technical marvels" that make farm life fruitful, they practice impressive levels of thrift and self-sufficiency which they believe are mandated by the Bible.
The Pennsylvania Legislature and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture have exempted farm animals from the cruelty statutes.
www.prisonersofgreed.org /Lancaster.html   (757 words)

 South Carolina State Library - Lancaster County   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lancaster County and its county seat of Lancaster were named for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
The county was formed in 1785, and it was originally part of Camden District.
A part of Lancaster County was removed in 1791 to form Kershaw County.
www.state.sc.us /scsl/lanc.html   (147 words)

 History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania : Genealogical Publishing Company
Organized in 1729, Lancaster was the parent of thirty other counties, and therefore many early records of Pennsylvania ultimately date back to Lancaster County.
An introductory section covers the period from the earliest settlements in Pennsylvania to the first settlements within the present limits of Lancaster County; the second part continues the coverage until 1729, when the county was established; and the third part discusses the period from 1729 until the early 1800s.
In passing, the author lists many names of early residents of Lancaster County, including those of Welsh families who arrived in the 17th century; Palatine families who arrived in the 18th century; Swiss and Germans who were naturalized in 1738; Revolutionary War veterans; and members of the Assembly for Lancaster County.
www.genealogical.com /index.php?main_page=product_info&item_number=9774   (318 words)

 Description of the Geology of Lancaster County Pennsylvania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The edge of the limestone plain is made irregular by projecting spurs of Potsdam, (overlying gneiss) from Chester County; and Pequea valley and Conestoga valley are two projections of low limestone land into the Azoic country of the Welsh mountain region of that county.
The limestone formation does not consist wholly of pure limestone beds, but of alternations of these with argillaceous slates, and some quartzose beds, and it is impossible to assign a certain thickness to the mass.
From: A geological hand atlas of the sixty-seven counties of Pennsylvania :embodying the results of the field work of the survey, from 1874 to 1884.
www.libraries.psu.edu /emsl/guides/X/lancaster.htm   (560 words)

 Lancaster County Pennsylvania in the Civil War
I know not how it may have been, or may be, to others, to me the main interest I found, (and still, on recollection, find,) in the rank and file of the armies, both sides, and in those specimens amid the hospitals, and even the dead on the field.
Sometime on the night of Feb. 15 or the morning of the 16th, vandals pulled the bronze figure of a soldier of the 114th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, known as Collis' Zouaves, from its granite pedestal near the Sherfy house on Emmitsburg Road at the famed Peach Orchard.
Readshaw said the proceeds the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monuments Project endowment fund was to receive from the annual Civil War Preservation Ball in the State Capitol Rotunda will instead go into a special Monuments Project fund to help restore the damaged Pennsylvania monument and the wrought-iron fence.
www.lancastercivilwar.com   (1685 words)

 Adherents.com: By Location
"The Lancaster settlement spans twenty-four of the county's forty-one townships.
In one Lancaster County township the Amish hold about 90 percent of the farmland.
Nearly 86 percent of the Amish in Lancaster County are affiliated with the Old Order Amish...
www.adherents.com /adhloc/Wh_273.html   (2463 words)

 History of Farming in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has gained the distinction as the "Garden Spot of the Nation," because of the vast amounts of produce raised on relatively small plots of land.
Formed on May 10, 1729 from neighboring Chester County, Lancaster County is the fourth oldest county in the state of Pennsylvania.
From barley and wheat, to tobacco, corn, and tomatoes, the fertile soil of Lancaster County seemed to be able to grow anything.
www.amishtown.com /Amish/history.htm   (376 words)

 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogical Records Information
Lancaster, the county seat, also named for its English counterpart, was laid out in 1730.
Frederick Schott of Derry Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and descendants
The genealogy of the family of Jacob Hegler of the canton of Basle, Switzerland and of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
www.mypennsylvaniagenealogy.com /pa_county/lan.htm   (1348 words)

 Lancaster Bed and Breakfast - Authentic Bed and Breakfasts of Lancaster County, PA
Lancaster, Pennsylvania...the name conjures up Amish farms scattered among rolling hills, country markets showcasing local Pennsylvania Dutch recipes and produce, unique shops, gourmet treats, and charming bed and breakfasts to welcome you on your next trip to Pennsylvania.
Whatever brings you to Lancaster County, rest assured we have a bed and breakfast to suit you.
You see, Lancaster, Pennsylvania is our way of life; not a museum with costumed actors, this is Authentic.
www.authenticbandb.com   (277 words)

 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - Location
Lancaster County was created on May 10, 1729, from part of Chester County and named for Lancashire, England.
Lancaster, the county seat, named for its England counterpart, was laid out in 1730.
And you can experience their plain lifestyle as you wander through Eastern Lancaster County and marvel at a people who survive in today's world without telephones or electricity.
www.pavisnet.com /lancaster/are.html   (249 words)

 Ingeo Systems, Inc. -- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
As part of the first phase of the project, Bank of Lancaster County was approached and agreed to submit digital documents for electronic recording during a 30-day production period.
Pennsylvania has yet to complete and issue guidelines clarifying interpretation of electronic notary law.
In order to initiate this project, Bank of Lancaster County's parent company, Sterling Financial Corporation, is utilizing notarial services from employees associated with its affiliate bank headquartered in Maryland.
www.ingeo.com /content.asp?pid=127   (396 words)

 The Pennsylvania Dutch Country / Lancaster County, PA Welcome Center
Lancaster County, PA Wilkum to Lancaster County and the scenic Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
Lancaster County has just the right prescription for all ages and interests.
Lancaster County offers small towns that still retain that small town charm.
www.800padutch.com   (638 words)

 West Willow, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Charles Lundgren of the Lancaster County Historical Society; and Rev. Ira Landis and Miss Carolyn Charles of the Mennonite Historical Society Library.
After Lancaster became a county in 1729 (it had been part of Chester County), the magistrates and inhabitants met to agree upon names and boundaries of townships.
In the first all Lancaster competitive exhibit he won first prize in oil painting for his spruce trees in the moonlight, which was purchased by Armstrong Co. and now hangs in the office of the company president.
www.horseshoe.cc /pennadutch/places/pennsylvania/lancasterco/towns/westwillow/westwill.htm   (19169 words)

 The Bridges of Lancaster County
In the Pennsylvania Dutch heartland in the northern half of the county, covered bridges are probably about as thick on the ground as they are in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Almost all of the Lancaster County covered bridges have the Burr truss, and most are painted red with white trim on the portal.
If you are visiting the city of Lancaster and have a half or three quarters of a day to see covered bridges and the countryside, the Lancaster City Circle Tour is, we believe, a good representative of the County's variety, with Amish country, parks, farms, and woods as well as the city.
william-king.www.drexel.edu /top/bridge/CBLancs.html   (659 words)

 main1.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While Lancaster County is better known for its "horse and buggy" ways and its large Amish population, our members have become known throughout the motorcycle rights community as politically active.
Teresa Forcier represents Crawford County, Pa. in the House of Representatives.
Thank You, Diane Boudry-Rodd ABATE - 1H Washington County,WI Lancaster County ABATE is part of District 9, we have an Events Calendar with meeting and event dates.
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 Miscellaneous Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Obituaries
She also was a committeewoman in Lancaster County from 1947 to 1968 and in Mifflin County from 1968 to 1995.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Sylvia Frederick of Lancaster and R. Roberta, married to Dale Diehm of Elm; a stepdaughter, Edith, married to Robert Bedford of Lancaster; a grandson; a step-grandson; and three great-grandchildren.
Born in Lancaster, Mary was the daughter of the late Theodore and Kathryn Hecker Wolf.
www.obitcentral.com /obitsearch/obits/pa/pa-lancaster6.htm   (5179 words)

 An Overview Of Lancaster County & The Pennsylvania Dutch Country
In western and southern Lancaster County, the hills are more pronounced, and the views more dramatic.
Lancaster County is the leading non-irrigated county in the country, and has been called the 'garden spot of the nation'.
Lancaster County also features one of the largest concentrations of antiques in the country.
www.800padutch.com /reasons.shtml   (1329 words)

 The Political Graveyard: Lancaster County, Pa.
Assignment of birthplaces, deathplaces, and cemeteries to counties is subject to error.
U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1841-45 (4th District 1841-43, 8th District 1843-45); county judge in Pennsylvania, 1851-56.
Lancaster County, Pa. Born in East Earl Township,
politicalgraveyard.com /geo/PA/LA.html   (1137 words)

 Lancaster Real Estate of Houses and Homes For Sale in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Lancaster today is an “All-American City” that typifies the rich history and cultural diversity of the Keystone State.
The "Old Town" residential district, the Heritage Center of Lancaster County, and the Central Market - the oldest publicly owned farmers' market in the United States - can also be found in the downtown district.
Lancaster home prices are affordable and the local real estate market offers a wide variety of condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes to choose from.
www.lancaster-homes-4-sale.com   (745 words)

 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Most of the County Links on the left will keep you specifically in the PA Dutch country in or near Lancaster County, PA. We add new listings and links on a regular basis.
Pennsylvania has hundreds of colleges and universities to choose from...
Pennsylvania has hundreds of Bed and Breakfasts scattered across all of our regions and 67 counties.
pavisnet.com /lancaster   (390 words)

 Lancaster County Bed and Breakfast Pennsylvania Lodging PA Inn Hotel
Escape to Lancaster County Pennsylvania - a simpler, more peaceful world that is beautiful, friendly and full of things to do.
Lancaster, PA is a patchwork quilt of people, places, exquisite scenery, delicious food, and heartwarming experiences.
The Lancaster County Bed and Breakfast Inns Association has set high standards of excellence for its members.
www.padutchinns.com   (264 words)

 Romantic Lancaster bed and breakfast in Lancaster County, PA, Artist Inn in Amish Country
Be a guest in our romantic bed and breakfast in Terre Hill, a small town nestled among Amish farms in beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Amish attractions in Lancaster County, shopping outlets in both Reading and Lancaster, hiking, biking, golf, tennis, skiing, museums and antique shopping in Adamstown, The Antiques Capital of the USA, are all convienent to The Artist's Inn.
Lancaster County bed and breakfast, Amish Country, PA
www.artistinn.com   (363 words)

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