16 Roads, Bridges, and Places worth knowing about in Lancaster County

If you love old maps like I do, then you will enjoy this one from 1978…

1978 map of Lancaster County’s creeks, towns, and hills

If you love old maps like I do, then you will enjoy this one from 1978…

1978 Map of Lancaster County Central Park

If you love old maps like I do, then you will enjoy this one from 1978…

Map of Native American paths in Lancaster County

If you love old maps like I do, then you will enjoy this one from 1978…

1978 map of Lancaster County’s Covered Bridges

In 1978 Lancaster County had 34 covered bridges. Today, it's 29. Here's a great map showing…

The American Revolution comes to Lancaster

When did the American Revolution begin for Lancaster? June 15, 1774.

‘Spanish Flu’ in Lancaster

COVID-19 isn't the first pandemic to strike Lancaster. In 1918, "Spanish Flu" exacted its toll on…

America’s first documented Christmas tree was here in Lancaster

Many of America's Yuletide customs were brought to Pennsylvania by European immigrants. Of them, a various…

The surprising message of Lancaster’s first commercial telegraph

Lancaster was home to the first commercial telegraph in 1846 after Morse's successful proof of concept…

Haunted Lancaster: The White Werewolf and the Full Moon Curse of Shock Graveyard

Invoking the cemetery's curse is devilishly simple. Those foolish enough to walk the perimeter of the…

Haunted Lancaster: All aboard! The Rock Point Tunnel Railroad Ghost

Even if you don't believe in ghosts, Chickies Rock is a place of death. At least…

Haunted Lancaster: The Witch Sisters and Chiquesalunga’s Curse

Three witch sisters once lived in a small house atop Chiques Hill. Rather than leave their…

Haunted Lancaster: How a doomed ferry crossing, dynamite, and grief lead to watery deaths on the Susquehanna

At its peak before the completion of Columbia's first bridge in 1814, 15 different ferries were…

Haunted Lancaster: The sad tale of Lover’s Leap at Chickies Rock

Even if you don't believe in ghosts or spectral apparitions, Chickies Rock is a place of…

Haunted Lancaster: The Legend of Ironville’s Headless Horseman

Legend says that on cold autumn nights in the five minutes before midnight, the sounds of…

Haunted Lancaster: The ‘White Angel’ of Shenks Ferry’s Haunted Tunnel

Local lore hangs heavy at Shenks Ferry. Stories vary but most center around the death of…

Haunted Lancaster: The Ghost of General Reynolds

Some believe General John Reynolds' spirit never found peace. As such his ghost wanders the streets…

The day Lancaster was the nation’s capital

September 27 On this day in 1777, Lancaster became the nation’s capital when fourteen members of…

Was Lampeter named after handicapped tavern keeper Peter Yeordya?

Legend has it Lampeter was named after an early resident and disabled tavern keeper, Peter Yeordya.…

The Great Indian Treaty of 1744

In June of 1744, scores of Native Americans began to gather outside of Lancaster in a…