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Lancaster County

Lancaster County was created on May 10, 1729, from part of Chester County. It was named for Lancashire, England (i.e., Lancaster-shire). Also named for its English counterpart, the county seat of Lancaster was laid out in 1730, incorporated on May 1, 1742 and chartered as a city on March 10, 1818. Lancaster has also served as the capital of Pennsylvania, prior to Harrisburg, and was briefly the capital of the United States during the American Revolution and the British occupation of Philadelphia.

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Township Map of Lancaster County, Pa.

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

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