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The Hermit of the Wolf Rocks

By Col. Henry D. Paxson, Holicong, PA It is a source of great gratification for me, on this occasion, on behalf of the good people of Buckingham, to bid the members and friends of the Bucks County Historical Society, a hearty welcome to the Empire township. All lovers of local history commend the good work being done by this society in rescuing from oblivion many interesting facts and much history of our county that would otherwise have been lost to the present as well as the future generations, and we should express our approbation for the valuable service rendered to …

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Mid-Atlantic states to the Northwest Territory

Migration Routes from Pennsylvania to Virginia

Ever wonder how those long-ago ancestors decided where to live in the New World? The following information on Pennsylvania migration routes was posted on the web. A newsgroup posting stated that the author and compiler was moving and had to remove it. Permission to repost was graciously provided. Read and enjoy! Compiled and written by Virginia Phillips . Edited by J. William Cupp. Thanks for your great work! My husband has recently found ancestors who came from Germany in the mid-1700s, arriving in Pennsylvania, stayed a while then went to Pendleton County, Virginia. One of the men eventually returned to …

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Cline's United Methodist Church

History of Cline’s United Methodist Church, Gardners, Pennsylvania

Cline’s UMC is a church located in the rural area of Gardners PA 11 miles from the square in Gettysburg, traveling NORTH on Carlisle St. (which becomes PA route 34, Biglerville Road) approximately 7 miles to the second traffic light in Biglerville. Continue approximately 4.1 miles to Cline’s Church Road, which is at a fork in the road just past Little Italy Restaurant. Taking the left fork follow Cline’s Church Road until you come to the old stone church on the right-hand side of the road approximately 1 mile.

Map of the Discovery of the U.S. Coast And Geodetic Survey

Early Events in the Settlement of the Atlantic Coast

Early events in the settlement of the Atlantic coast are here briefly related for the purpose of comparison of dates, in order that the reader may properly place the first settlement of what later became Chester County among other movements of the kind. The first settlement in Virginia was made at Jamestown in 1607, and in 1609 the famous navigator, Henry Hudson, an Englishman in the service of the Dutch East India Company, discovered the great river which has, for most of the time since then, borne his name, and which at other times has been, or rather was called, …

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