Author: Thomas F. Gordon
Pennsylvania land record research is often made difficult by the lack of a specific location within a given county. It is not unusual to find the only description of land is the name of a road, mountain, or a creek mentioned in a deed but which cannot be found on a modern map. Many towns and settlements which existed in previous years either completely disappeared and/or the place names were changed. In these instances, even the best current maps are of no use and earlier century maps are not readily available in most of the United States. For this reason, the value of old gazetteers in locating and identifying our ancestors cannot be overemphasized.
Names and locations of all cities, towns, villages, rivers, creeks, mountains, lakes and hamlets that existed in Pennsylvania in 1832, including some of the most unusual places are found in this gazetteer. Once located in this book, in most circumstances, these sites can be correlated in relationship to present day jurisdictions. Statistical tables for each county listing the townships which existed in 1832 as well as population schedules and the number of taxables for each township are included. Another valuable feature is the statistical tables for each county listing all townships which existed in 1832 with population schedules and the number of taxables for each township. A listing of the state post offices with the name of the postmaster is a valuable tool for the genealogist also.
Enlarged to provide easier reading, this reprint, out-of-print for many years, this 1832 reprint should be of great value to the genealogist, historian or geographer.
1999, 8.5" X 11", Softbound, 508 pages
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