Quarryville became a Borough in 1892, but its origin goes back to 1775 when Martin Barr acquired several thousand acres encompassing an area that included what is now Quarryville Borough. The town was officially named Quarryville in 1837, and the first post office opened in 1849. Before 1837 the area was known as Barr’s Quarries.
Martin’s son, Abram Barr, is reported to be the first to take limestone from the area in 1820, and the settlement was due mainly to the development of limestone quarries. In 1858, the area’s 12 quarries, employing over 100 men, produced 600,000 bushels of lime. With this kind of industry, others soon followed. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, churches, hotels, and other businesses began to appear.
Geographically, the borough is the hub of southern Lancaster County. It covers approximately 1.3 square miles and boasts a population of around 2,700 residents.
Here’s your chance to own a copy of the 1899 map of Quarryville Borough created from a 600 dpi scan of plate 75 from the 1899 Atlas of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Size: 18″ x 24″.
These reproductions are brand new and perfect for framing, but some of the scanned originals contained small tears and watermark damage. Many have been digitally removed, although some remain. However, these imperfections bring a sense of wabi-sabi to these beautiful posters.
Museum-quality posters made on thick matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that will brighten any environment.
• Size: 18″ x 24″
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 189 g/m²
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%
• Paper is sourced from Japan