Evolution of Lancaster Townships

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Lancaster County was formed from Chester County in 1729, with 17 townships. Of those 17 townships, 13 now lie within the modern boundaries of Lancaster County; the remainder were incorporated in the future Dauphin County (Derry, Peshtank, and Lebanon) or Berks County (Tulpenhocken). Lancaster township was the smallest of the original townships, and is now limited to the town of Lancaster. The map below shows the approximate boundaries of the original 13 townships that remained in Lancaster.


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See: Slideshow:Lancaster County Township Evolution to view subsequent changes.

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