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Cumberland County

Cumberland County was named after Cumberland County in England and created on January 27, 1750, from part of Lancaster County. Shippensburg was the county seat from 1750 to 1752, but Carlisle is now the county seat. Named for the county town of the English county, Carlisle was incorporated as a borough on April 13, 1782.

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Quilts of Cumberland County: 1700s to 1970

Cumberland County, Pa., Church Records of the 18th Century

Hidden History of Cumberland County

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Township Map of Cumberland County, Pa.

Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries is taken from US Census website and modified by Ruhrfisch in April 2006.

Other Useful Cumberland Co. Links

  • History of Cumberland Co. (1879)

  • Maps of Cumberland Co. and townships

  • Mechanicsburg Museum

  • Messiah College Library

  • Municipalities Incorporation Dates

  • Shippensburg History

  • Shippensburg History Library

  • Wikipedia Overview of Cumberland County

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