Place:Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

NameBerks
Alt namesBerkssource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.617°N 75.867°W
Located inPennsylvania, United States     (1752 - )
See alsoSchuylkill, Pennsylvania, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Contained Places
Borough
Amity Gardens
Bally
Bechtelsville
Bernville ( 1820 - )
Birdsboro ( 1872 - )
Boyertown ( 1866 - )
Centerport ( 1818 - )
Fleetwood ( 1857 - )
Hamburg
Kenhorst
Kutztown ( Feb 1779 - )
Laureldale
Leesport
Lenhartsville
Lyons
Mohnton ( 1907 - )
Mount Penn ( 1902 - )
New Morgan
Robesonia
Shillington ( 1908 - )
Shoemakersville
Sinking Spring
St. Lawrence
Strausstown
Topton ( 1859 - )
Wernersville
West Lawn ( - 1 Jan 2006 )
West Reading ( 1907 - )
Womelsdorf ( 1762 - )
Wyomissing Hills ( - 2002 )
Wyomissing ( 1906 - )
Cemetery
Aulenbach's Cemetery
Hain's Church Cemetery
Saint Peter's United Church of Christ Cemetery
Wyomissing Cemetery
Census-designated place
Flying Hills
Lorane
Spring Ridge
West Wyomissing
Whitfield
Inhabited place
Albany
Alleghenyville
Alsace Manor
Amityville ( 1782 - )
Angelica
Barto
Basket
Baumstown
Beavers Mill
Beckersville
Benharts
Berkley
Berne
Bethel
Blandon
Bloomsburg
Blue Ball
Blue Marsh
Bowers
Boyers Junction
Breezy Corner
Browns Mill
Brownsville
Cacoosing
Chapel
Charming Forge
Churchville
Clayton
Cold Run
College Heights
Colonial Hills
Crosskill Mills
Dale
Dauberville
Douglassville
Dreibelbis
Dryville
Eagle Point
Earlville ( 1838 - )
Eckville
Ededburg
Englesville
Eshbach
Evansville
Fairview Heights
Farmington
Fetherolfsville
Five Locks
Five Points
Fredericksville
Freemanville
Fritztown
Frush Valley
Frystown
Gabelsville
Garfield
Geigertown
Gibraltar
Gouglersville
Greenawald
Greisemersville
Greshville
Grill
Grimville
Hancock
Harlem
Henningsville
Hereford
Highland
Hill Church
Hill
Hinterleiter
Hohls Crossing
Host
Huffs Church
Hyde Park
Ironstone
Jacksonwald
Jalappa
Joanna Furnace
Joanna Heights
Joanna
Kempton
Kempville
Kenneys
Kindts Corner
Kirbyville
Klapperthall Junction
Klines Corner
Klinesville
Knauers
Kricks Mill
Krumsville
Kulptown
Landis Store
Leinbachs
Lincoln Park
Little Oley
Lobachsville
Longsdale
Longswamp
Lower Longswamp
Lyon Station
Manatawny
Maple Grove Park
Maple Grove
Maxatawny
Meckville
Mertztown
Mill Creek Corner
Mohns Hill
Mohrsville
Molltown
Monocacy Station
Monocacy
Montello
Monterey
Montrose
Morgantown
Morysville
Moselem Springs
Moselem
Mount Aetna
Mount Pleasant
Muhlenberg
Neversink
New Berlinville
New Jerusalem
New Shaefferstown
North Heidelberg
Oley Furnace
Oley Line
Oley
Ontelaunee
Oreville
Pennside
Pennwyn
Pikeville
Pilgerts
Pine Forge
Pine Waters
Pleasant Valley
Plowville
Pricetown
Quaker City
Reading ( 1740 - )
Red Lion
Rehrersburg
Reiffton
Rickenbach
Ridgewood
Ringtown
River View Park
Robeson Crossing
Round Head
Ryeland
Sally Ann
Scarlets Mill
Schlemville
Schofer
Schubert
Schultzville
Seisholtzville
Seyfert
Shamrock Station
Shanesville
Shartlesville
Shoemakerville
South Temple
Spangsville
Springmont
Stonersville
Stonetown
Stony Creek Mills
Stony Point
Stony Run
Stouchsburg
Temple
Trexler
Tuckerton
Unionville
Van Reeds Mill
Villa Maria Infirmary
Vinemont
Virginville
Walnuttown
Weavertown
West Hamburg
West Leesport
Windsor Castle
Wintersville
Woodchoppertown
Worman
Yellow House ( 1866 - )
Populated place
Boyertown (town)
Township
Albany (township) ( 1752 - )
Alsace ( 1744 - )
Amity ( 1719 - )
Bern ( 1738 - )
Bethel (township) ( 1739 - )
Brecknock ( 1741 - )
Caernarvon ( 1729 - )
Centre ( 1843 - )
Colebrookdale ( 1741 - )
Cumru ( 1737 - )
District ( 1759 - )
Douglass ( 1736 - )
Earl ( 1781 - )
Exeter ( 1741 - )
Greenwich ( 1755 - )
Heidelberg ( 1734 - )
Hereford (township) ( 1753 - )
Jefferson ( 1851 - )
Longswamp (township) ( 1761 - )
Lower Alsace ( 1888 - )
Lower Heidelberg ( 1842 - )
Maiden Creek ( 1746 - )
Marion ( 1843 - )
Maxatawny (township) ( 1742 - )
Muhlenberg (township) ( 1851 - )
North Heidelberg (township) ( 1845 - )
Oley (township) ( 1740 - )
Ontelaunee (township) ( 1849 - )
Penn ( 1841 - )
Perry ( 1821 - )
Pike ( 1812 - )
Richmond ( 1752 - )
Robeson (township) ( 1729 - )
Rockland ( 14 Nov 1758 - )
Ruscombmanor ( 1752 - )
South Heidelberg
Spring ( 23 Nov 1850 - )
Swatara ( 1752 - 1811 )
Tilden ( 1887 - )
Tulpehocken (township) ( 1729 - )
Union ( 1752 - )
Upper Bern ( 1789 - )
Upper Tulpehocken ( 1820 - )
Washington ( 1839 - )
Windsor ( 1752 - )
Unknown
Doylesville
Lobachville
Robeson
Tulpehocken
Tulpenhocken
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Berks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 411,442. The county seat is Reading. Berks County is part of the Reading, PA, metropolitan statistical area and as of 2005, is also considered part of the Philadelphia combined statistical area.

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History

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Reading developed during the 1740s when the inhabitants of northern Lancaster County sent several petitions requesting that a separate county be established. With the help of German immigrant Conrad Weiser, the county was formed on March 11, 1752 from parts of Chester County, Lancaster County, and Philadelphia County.

It was named after the English county in which William Penn's family home lay - Berkshire, which is often abbreviated to Berks. Berks County began much larger than it is today. The northwestern parts of the county went to the founding of Northumberland County in 1772 and Schuylkill County in 1811, when it reached its current size. In 2005, Berks County was added to the Delaware Valley Planning Area due to a fast-growing population and close proximity to the other communities.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1752 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1752 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1752 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1820 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 30,179
1800 32,407
1810 43,146
1820 46,275
1830 53,152
1840 64,569
1850 77,129
1860 93,818
1870 106,701
1880 122,597
1890 137,327
1900 159,615
1910 183,222
1920 200,854
1930 231,717
1940 241,884
1950 255,740
1960 275,414
1970 296,382
1980 312,509
1990 336,523

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Berks County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.co.berks.pa.us


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