Containing History of the Counties, Their Townships, Towns,
Villages, Schools, Churches, Industries, Etc.;
History of Pennsylvania; Statistical and Miscellaneous Matter,
Etc., Etc. Illustrated.
Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1886.
||Geography - Geology - Topography, Etc.
||Pioneers - "Louther Manor," Etc. - Taxes Paid from 1736 To 1749 -
Earliest List of Taxables in Cumberland County - First Settlers in the
North Valley - Taxables in the County in 1762 - Early Settlers - Wild
Animals and Fish - Customs and Habits - Formation of Townships and
Boroughs - Lands.
||Indian History - French and Indian War - Pontiac's War.
||County Organization - Location of County Seat - Division of County
Into Townships - County Buildings - Population - Postoffices in 1885 -
Internal Improvements - Public Roads - Railroads.
||Military - Cumberland County in The Revolution - The Whiskey
Insurrection - The War of 1812 - The Mexican War.
||Military (Continued) - Carlisle Barracks - Cumberland County in
the War of the Rebellion.
||Courts - County Officials- Members of Congress, Senators and
||Bench and Bar - Provincial Period - From the Revolution Until the
Adoption of the Constitution of 1790 - Constitutional Period.
||Medical - Biographical - Physicians in Cumberland County since
1879 - Physicians in Cumberland County Registered in Office of
Prothonotary at Carlisle - Cumberland County Medical Society.
||The Press - Of Carlisle - Of Shippensburg - Of Mechanicsburg - Of
Newville - Of Mount Holly.
||Educational - Legal History - Early Schools - Dickinson College -
Metzgar Female Institute - Indian Industrial School - Cumberland
Valley State Normal School - Teachers' Institute - County
||Religious - Presbyterian Church - Episcopal Church - Methodist
Church - Roman Catholic Church - German Reformed Church - Lutheran
Church - Church of God - German Baptists - United Brethren - The
Mennonites - Evangelical Association.
||Political - Slavery in Cumberland County, etc.
||Agricultural - Cumberland County Agricultural Society - Grangers'
Picnic-Exhibition, Williams' Grove.
||The Formation of Townships, Etc. - The First Proprietary Manor -
Formation of Townships - Organization of Boroughs.
||Borough of Carlisle - Its Inception - Survey - First Things -
Meeting of Captives - Revolutionary Period - War of 1812 - Growth of
the Town, etc. - The Borough in 1846 - McClintock Riot - War of the
Rebellion - Situation, Public Buildings, etc. - Churches - Cemeteries
- Schools, Institutions and Colleges - Newspapers - Manufacturing
Establishments, etc. - Gas and Water Company - Societies - Conclusion.
||Borough of Mechanicsburg - Its Beginning - Growth - William
Armstrong - Population - War of the Rebellion - Schools and Education
Institutes - Churches - Newspapers - Public Hall and Market House -
Banking Institutions - Gas and Water Company - Societies - Conclusion.
||Borough of Shippensburg - Its First Settlement - Early
Reminiscences - List of Original Land Purchasers - Early Hotels in
Shippensburg - Churches - Cemeteries - Schools - Newspapers - Bank -
||Borough of Shiremanstown - Locality - Origin of Name - Churches -
Societies - Miscellaneous,
||Cook Township - Formation - Topography - Roads - Pine Grove
Furnace and Laurel Forge - George Stevenson - Postoffice and Railroad
||Dickinson Township - Formation - Topography - Railroads - Original
Settlers, Early Land-Owners and Settlers - Negro Kidnaping - Hotel,
etc. - Churches - Schools, etc.
||East Pennsborough Township and Borough of Camp Hill - Origin -
Name - Boundary - Early History - Villages - Miscellaneous - Borough
of Camp Hill - Location, etc. - Names, etc. - Church and Cemetery,
||Frankford Township - Formation - Boundary - Topography - Earliest
Settlers - The Butler Family - Village.
||Hampden Township - Formation - Boundary - Topography - Early
Settlers - Mills, Bridges, etc. - The Indians - Paxton Manor in
Hampden - Churches - Hamlets - Miscellaneous.
||Hopewell Township and Borough of Newburg - Formation - Topography
- Early Settlement - The Bradys - Hopewell Academy - Miscellaneous -
Borough of Newburg - Location - The Village in 1819, 1845 and 1886 -
"The Sunny Side Female Seminary."
||Lower Allen Township and Borough of New Cumberland - Formation,
Locality, Boundary, etc. - Indians - Early Settlers - Character of
Soil, etc. - Lisburn - Milltown - Churches - Cemeteries - Schools -
Miscellaneous - Borough of New Cumberland - Location - Origin - Early
Incidents and Industries - Incorporation - Railroads, etc. - New
Cumberland of To-day - Churches - Miscellaneous.
||Middlesex Township - Formation, Boundary and Topography - Railroad
- Early Settlers - Middlesex - Carlisle Springs - Miscellaneous.
||Mifflin Township - Formation, Boundary and Topography - Indian
Trail and Village - First Settlement - The Williamson Massacre and
Other Early Incidents - Block Houses - Capt. Samuel Brady - First
Settlers Along Big Run - Early Roads, Viewers, etc. - Sulphur Springs,
etc. - Churches - Miscellaneous.
||Monroe Township - Formation - Boundary - Topography - First
Settlers - Churches and Cemetery - Schools, Industries, etc. -
||Newton Township and Borough of Newville - Formation - Boundary -
Topography - General Description - Indian Pack Trail - Fort Carnahan -
Early Settlers - The Sharp Family - Other Pioneers - Villages -
Location - Incorporation - First Settlement - First Sale of Lots -
First Hotels, Stores, etc., Incorporation, etc. - An Historical
Character - Churches - Cemetery - Educational Institutions -
Newspapers - Banks - Fire Department - Societies.
||North Middleton Township - Origin - Boundary - Description - Early
Settlers - "Heads of Families" - The Cave - Meeting House Springs -
The Grave-yard at Meeting House Springs - Miscellaneous.
||Penn Township - Formation - Boundary - Physical Features - The
Yellow Breeches Creek - Industries - Land-Owners - Pioneer Settlers -
Villages - Churches - Schools - Miscellaneous.
||Silver Spring Township - Formation - Boundary, etc. - Origin of
Name - Conodoguinet Creek - Early Settlement and Road - Original
Settlers - Some Early Events - Hogestown - New Kingston - First
Covenanters' Communion in America - Silver Spring Church and Cemetery
- "Silver Spring" (a Poem) - Miscellaneous.
||Southampton Township - Boundary - Formation - Erection - Character
of Soil, etc. - Earliest Settlers - Villages - Middle Spring Church
and Grave-yard - Middle Spring Church Lands - Miscellaneous.
||South Middleton Township and Borough of Mount Holly Springs -
Origin - Boundary - Topography - Roads and Streams - Early Settlements
- Some Early Reminiscences - Schools - Railroads and Postoffices -
Boiling Springs - Borough of Mount Holly Springs - Location, etc. -
Early Reminiscences - Early Settlement and Industries - War of the
Rebellion - Incorporation, etc. - Churches, Schools and Newspaper -
Hotels - Societies.
||Upper Allen Township - Formation - Boundary - Early Settlers,
Mills, Mines, etc. - Villages - Churches, Burial Places, etc. -
Schools - Miscellaneous.
||West Pennsborough Township - Its Origin - First Settlements, etc.
- Villages - Miscellaneous.