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History of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania


By: Warner, Beers & Company, Orig. Pub. 1886, reprinted 2022, 816 pages, New Index, soft cover, ISBN #978-1-63914-083-1.

Cumberland County was created in 1750 from Lancaster County. It lies in the south-central portion of the state along the Maryland State line. First settlers started arriving in the area around 1730. The majority of these immigrants were Scotch-Irish along with a smaller population of English and Germans. This book is broken down into three parts. The first is a history of the state of Pennsylvania from 1624-1886. The second is a history of the county with such topics as: Pioneers / early settlers, Indians, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Slavery, religion, education, court system, formation of townships, Medicine, Newspapers, early landowners, Lists of Taxes paid 1736-1749, lists of settlers of North Valley, Lists of Taxables in the county 1762. The third is a biographical sketch section of approximately 564 persons with a New Index that was produced for this reprint which mentions approximately 20,500 persons.