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Erie County PA - Directory Collection (1873-1960)

Erie County PA - Directory Collection (1873-1960)

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This is a collection of various historical and genealogical reference works on Pennsylvania. These references cover 1000's of individuals, and are an excellent way to start or continue research focused on PA.

This material was scanned from original publications and will be provided as text searchable PDFs (unless noted in description). These files can be read using many PDF reader programs (Windows / Mac / Linux), however Adobe Reader or Acrobat are recommended.

Gazetteer and Business Directory of Erie County, PA for 1873-4
(Hamilton Child, 1873, 330 pages)
This is a gazetteer and directory of Erie County for the year 1873-74. The first third of the publication consists of historical outlines of the county as a whole, then its individual towns and townships. Following this is the directory section which covers the entire county. It lists businesses as well as residents, including farmers in outlying areas of the towns. There are also some ads for local businesses throughout.

Horn's Rural Routes Supplement [Erie County, PA, 1907]
(Directory Printing Co., 1907, 326 pages)
According to the title page, this is a publication "Containing directories of the rural routes out of Edinboro, Erie, Fairview, Girard, Harbor Creek, McKean, North East, North Girard; also of the boros and villages of Edinboro, Fairview, Girard, Harbor Creek, McKean, Moorheadville, North East, North Girard and Wesleyville; a business directory of the above territory; a business directory of Erie City; valuable state and county information."

Directory of the Mutual Telephone Co., and
American Union Telephone Co., Erie County, PA - June 1908
(Mutual Telephone Co., & American Union Telephone Co., 1908, 164 pages)
This is an early telephone directory covering parts of Crawford, Erie and Warren County, PA and western NY for the year 1908. It relates the name of the primary resident or business, address and telephone number.

Areas covered:
Albion, Arbuckle, Ashton, Bear Lake, Bessemer, Bloomfield, Boscobel, Branchville, Britton Run, Canadohta Lake, Carter Hill, Century, Cherry, Columbus, Corry, Crayton, Delhil, Dunn Valley, East Greene, East Harborcreek, East Springfield, East Waterford, Edinboro, Erie, Fairview, Findley Lake, Francis, Franklin Center, Franklin Twp., Freehold, Freeport, French Creek, Girard, Greenfield, Harborcreek, Hornby, Italy, Lake Pleasant, Lavery, Lincolnville, Little Cooley, Little Elk, Lowville, Lottsville, McKean Twp., McLane, Middleboro, Mill Village, Mina, Moorheadville, Niobe, North East, North Girard, North Springfield, Platea, Phillipsville, Porter Bridge, Riceville, South Harborcreek, South Hill, South Ripley, Spring Creek, Sterrettania, Strongs Mill, Summit, Teller, Tillotson, Union City, Waterford, Wattsburg, West Greene, West Harborcreek, West Mina, West Springfield, Wilson Hill

Directory of the Mutual Telephone Co., Erie, Pennsylvania
Summer 1920 (Mutual Telephone Co., 1920, 206 pages)
This is a telephone directory of the city of Erie and vicinity, Erie County, PA for the year 1920. The directory information is listed alphabetically and includes the resident of business name, address and telephone number. There is also a classifield business directory at the end of the publication

Areas covered:
Ferncliff, Erie, Harborcreek, Kensington Gardens, Wesleyville

Atkinson Erie City Directory 1925-1926
(Atkinson Erie Directory Co., 1925 1150 pages)
This is a resident and business directory for the region of Erie and vicinity, Erie County, PA for the year 1926-27. The directory lists the area's residents and businesses, giving the primary resident's (or business') name, primary residents mate's name, occupation, and street address for each. Also included is a numeric street directory, ads for local businesses, and a classified business directory for the area.

Atkinson Erie Directory Company's Erie City Directory 1937
(Including Lawrence Park, Wesleyville and Westminster)
Atkinson Erie Directory Co., 1937, 1108 pages
This is a resident and business directory for the region of Erie and vicinity, Erie County, PA for the year 1937. The directory lists 1000's of residents and businesses, giving the primary resident's (or business') name, primary residents mate's name, occupation, and street address for each. This is followed by a numeric street directory, ads for local businesses, and finally, a classified business directory for the area.

Erie City Directory 1942 [Including Lawrence Park, Wesleyville and Westminster]
(Atkinson Erie Directory Co., 1942, 1280 pages)
This is a resident and business directory for the region of Erie city, Erie County, PA for the year 1942. It also covers the nearby areas of Lawrence Park, Wesleyville and Westminster. The directory lists residents and businesses, giving the primary resident's (or business') name, primary residents mate's name, occupation, and street address for each. Also included is a numeric street directory, a classified business directory for the area, and ads for local businesses.

Erie and Nearby Communities Telephone Directory - July 1945
(Pennsylvania Telephone Corporation, 1945, 236 pages)
This is a telephone directory for parts of Crawford, Erie and Warren County, PA, and Western NY for the year 1945. It lists residents and businesses, providing their address and telephone number. There is also a section of classified business ads for Erie and vicinity.

Pennsylvania towns included:
Albion, Cambridge Springs, Canodohta Lake, Carter hill, Centerville, Colt Station, Columbus, Corry, East Branch, Edinboro, Erie, Fairview, Francis, Franklin Corners, Girard, Godard, Greenfield, Harbor Creek, Kearsarge, Kuhl, Langdon, Lavery, Lincolnville, Lockport, Lovell's Station, Lundy's Lane, McKean, McLallen Corners, McLane, Mill Village, Moorheadville, North East, North Girard, North Springfield, Pennside, Phillipsville, Riceville, Union City, Waterford, Wattsburg, West Springfield

New York towns included:
Clymer, Findley Lake, Ripley, South Ripley

Girard and Adjacent Areas Dial Conversion Directory
April 1952 (Pennsylvania Telephone Corporation, 1952, 18 pages)
This is a telephone directory of Girard, Erie County, PA for the year 1952. The directory information is listed alphabetically and includes the resident or business name, address and telephone number.

Erie and Nearby Communities Telephone Directory - July 1952
(General Telephone Company of PA, 1952, 468 pages)
This is a telephone directory for parts of Crawford, Erie and Warren County, PA, and Western NY for the year 1952. It lists residents and businesses, providing their address and telephone number. There is also a section of classified business ads for Erie and vicinity.

Pennsylvania towns included:
Albion, Bear Lake, Cambridge Springs, Corry, Edinboro, Erie, Fairview, Girard, McKean, North East, Phillipsville, Riceville, Spartansburg, Townville, Union City, Waterford, Wattsburg, West Springfield

New York towns included:
Clymer, Findley Lake, Ripley, South Ripley

Polk's Millcreek Township Directory 1957 (R. L. Polk & Co., 1957, 608 pages)
This is a resident and business directory for Millcreek Township, Erie County, PA for the year 1957. The directory lists residents and businesses within the area, giving the primary resident's (or business') name (and mate's name), occupation, and street address for each. There is also a separate classified business directory arranged according to trade, a numeric street directory listing residents and businesses by street number.

Polk's Millcreek Township Directory 1960 (R. L. Polk & Co., 1960, 756 pages)
This is a resident and business directory for Millcreek Township, Erie County, PA for the year 1960. The directory lists residents and businesses within the area, giving the primary resident's (or business') name (and mate's name), occupation, and street address for each. There is also a separate classified business directory arranged according to trade, a numeric street directory listing residents and businesses by street number.