Franklin County PA - Directory Collection (1860-1909)
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.
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Boyd's Business Directory of the Counties of Adams, Bucks, Chester,
Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Lancaster, Montgomery,
and York, PA together with a General Directory of all the Inhabitants
of Harrisburg, 1860 (William H. Boyd, 1860, 326 pages)
This is an early resident directory of Harrisburg, and business directory of 10 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania. The directory of Harrisburg lists the resident's name, occupation, street address and whether they board or own the home. The business directory is arranged alphabetically by trade and lists the name of the business or business-person, and their location (Town). Along with the directory listings, there are also numerous ads for local businesses.
Directory of Harrisburg and towns on the Cumberland
Valley Railroad for 1869 (Seltzer & Thome, 1869, 376 pages)
This is a resident and business directory of the city of Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA for the year 1869, and also a business directory of the rest of Dauphin County and several towns on the Cumberland Valley Railroad from Harrisburg to Hagerstown, MD. The directory information includes the resident's or business' name, occupation and address. Following the Harrisburg City directory is the business directory of Dauphin County, arranged alphabetically by trade. And following this is the business directory of the Cumberland Valley Railroad including the towns of Carlisle, Chambersburg, Greencastle, Hagerstown [MD], Mechanicsburg, Newville, Shippensburg and Shiremanstown.
Boyd's Chambersburg, Carlisle and Hagerstown Directory 1882-1883
(W. Harry Boyd, 1882, 322 pages)
This is a resident and business directory for Chambersburg and Carlisle, Pennsylvania and Hagerstown, Maryland for the year 1882-83. The residential listings are alphabetical by town, and include the resident's name, occupation and street address. Following the residential directories are business listings for a number of Cumberland Valley towns, including: Allen, Altodale, Big Spring, Black Gap, Bloserville, Boiling Springs, Boonsborough MD, Brandtsville, Brown's Mills, Carlisle Springs, Carrick Furnace, Centreville, Churchtown, Clay Lick, Concord, Dickinson, Dillsburg, Dry Run, Fannettsburg, Eberlys Mill, Fayetteville, Good Hope, Greason, Greencastle, Green Spring, Greenvillage, Hogestown, Hunter's Run, Jackson Hall, Jacksonville, Keedysville MD, Kerrsville, Laurel, Lees Cross Roads, Leidig Station, Loudon, Marion, Mechanicsburg, Mercersburg, Middleburg, Middle Spring, Mont Alto, Monterey Springs, Mount Holly Springs, Mount Rock, Mowersville, Newburg, New Cumberland, New Kingston, Newville, Oakville, Orrstown, Pine Grove Furnace, Plainfield, Pleasant Hall, Quincy, Richmond Furnace, Rowzersville, Roxbury, Scotland, Shady Grove, Sharspburg MD, Shepherdstown, Shippensburg, Shiremantown, Springfield, Spring Run, State Line, Stoughstown, St. Thomas, Sylvan, Upper Strasburg, Upton, Waynesboro, Welsh Run, West Fairview, White Horse, Williamsport MD, Williamson, Wormleysburg. Lastly is listings of farmers for Franklin County, and Cumberland County, PA and Washington County, MD, arranged by township.
Sheriff & Taylor's Chambersburg and Hagerstown Directory
including Waynesboro, for 1884-5 (Mail Job Print, 1884, 264 pages)
This is a resident and business directory for Chambersburg and Waynesboro, Pennsylvania and Hagerstown, Maryland for the year 1884-1885. The residential listings are alphabetical by town, and include the resident's name, occupation and street address. Following the residential listings are business listing for the same area listed alphabetically by trade. This is an excellent resource for historical or genealogical research.
Boyd's General Directory of Chambersburg - 1887
(W. Harry Boyd, 1887, 73 pages)
This is a general directory of Chambersburg listing residents as well as businesses within the city. It provides the resident's name, occupation, and street address for each entry.
Breed Publishing Co's Directory of the Western Maryland Railroad from
Baltimore to Williamsport - 1892 (Breed Publishing Co., 1892, 280 pages)
This publication is a resident and business directory of the towns along the Western Maryland Railroad from Baltimore to Williamsport for the year 1892. This branch of the Maryland railroad was mostly confined to Maryland but also included a few stops within Pennsylvania. The directory information is arranged by city, and lists the resident's name and occupation. The end of the publication contains a business directory of the same towns. Directories from this time period are a very useful resource, filling to some degree the void left by the missing Federal Census of 1890. Additionally, this directory includes a number of smaller towns and villages, which were not referenced nearly as often as the larger cities were.
Arlington, Avondale, Blue Mountain, Carrollton, Cavetown, Chewsville, Dearfield, Double Pine Creek, Edgemont, Emory Grove, Finksburg, Frederick Junction, Glen Falls, Glen Morris, Glyndon, Graceham, Green Spring Junction, Hagerstown, Howardville, Linnwood, Loys, McDonough, Mechanicsville, Medford, Middleburg, Mount Hope, Mt. Wilson, New Windsor, Owings Mills, Patapsco, Pikesville, Reisterstown, Rocky Ridge, Sabillasville, Smithsburg, St. George, Tannery, Union Bridge, Westminster, Williamsport
Buenavista, Blue Ridge Summit, Highfield, Pen Mar
1892-93 Randall's Business Directory of Chambersburg, Carlisle,
Mechanicsburg, Waynesboro, Newville, Shippensburg, Penn
(John C. Randall, 1892, 98 pages)
This publication is a business directory of the major towns of Franklin and Cumberland Counties, Pennsylvania. It begins with a list of county and city official for the areas covered. The directory information is arranged by city, then alphabetically by trade, and lists the business or businessman's name and street address. Around 1800 businesses are listed along with ads for some of them. This is a great reference to use for historical research in this area of PA.
Waynesboro Directory 1900 (N. Bruce Martin, 1900, 102 pages)
This is an early resident and business directory of Waynesboro, Franklin County, PA for the year 1900. The directory information includes the primary resident's name, occupation, and address. There are also ads for local businesses throughout.
Waynesboro Directory 1905
(The Waynesboro Printing Company, 1905, 212 pages)
This is a resident and business directory of Waynesboro, Greencastle and vicinity, Franklin County, PA for the year 1905. It begins with listings of the town's institutions, organizations, churches, etc. The directory information includes the primary resident's name, occupation, and address. After this is a directory of several rural routes in the area surrounding the town, listing the primary resident for each location. Last is the directory of Greencastle, listing the same type of information as the Waynesboro section. There are also ads for local businesses throughout.
1907 Waynesboro Directory (The Herald, 1907, 130 pages)
This is a resident and business directory of Waynesboro, Franklin County, PA, for the year 1907, listing hundreds of households and businesses. The directory information includes the primary resident's name, occupation, and address. There are also ads for local businesses throughout.
1908 Directory of Waynesboro (The Herald, 1908, 152 pages)
This is a resident and business directory of southern Franklin County, PA, for the year 1908, listing over 5000 households and businesses. The towns include Waynesboro, Greencastle, Zullinger, Shady Grove, Quincy, Mont Alto, Nunnery, and the rural routes around Waynesboro. The directory information includes the primary resident's name, occupation, and address. There are also ads for local businesses throughout.
1909 Directory of Waynesboro (The Herald, 1909, 204 pages)
This is a resident and business directory of southern Franklin County, PA, for the year 1909, listing thousands of households and businesses. The towns include Waynesboro, Greencastle, Zullinger, Shady Grove, Quincy, Mont Alto, Nunnery, and the rural routes around Waynesboro. The directory information includes the primary resident's name, occupation, and address. There are also ads for local businesses throughout.
1909 Repository Directory of Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg
(Chas. E. Lawson, 1909, 227 pages)
This is a directory including residents and businesses, covering the majority of Franklin Co., PA for the year 1909. It covers the towns of Black's Gap, Chambersburg, Culbertson, Edenville, Fayetteville, Foltz, Fort Loudon, Greencastle, Greenvillage, Guilford Springs, Kauffmans, Lehmaster, Marion, Markes, Mercersburg, Mont Alto, Quincy, St. Thomas, Scotland, Upper Strasburg, and Williamson. It also includes a rural route directory of the areas surrounding these towns. The directory information includes the resident or business name, occupation, and street address and is arranged alphabetically by town.
Western Maryland Telephone Directory - October 1909
(Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., 1909, 57 pages)
This is an early telephone directory covering parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia for the year 1909. This directory lists many of the residents and businesses from these areas, providing the resident's (or business') name, address and telephone number arranged alphabetically by town.
There are two pages missing and two additional pages damaged in this directory. These pages contained information on Westminster (Bachman Valley, Carrollton, Cranberry, Eastview, Finksburg, Frizellburg, Gamber, Gist, Louisville, Mt. Pleasant, Mayberry, Mechanicsville, Pleasant Valley, Reese, Sandyville, Smallwood, Snydersburg, Spring Mills, Taneytown, Uniontown, Wesley Chapel) and Williamsport (Conococheague, Downsville, Kemps, Saint James) Some of the information is present, so please contact us before purchasing if in question.
Adamstown, Alesia, Alleghany Grove, Alpha, Arcadia, Argo, Armacost, Bachmann's Mills, Bark Hill, Bartholows, Barton, Beaver Creek, Beckleysville, Belle Grove, Benevola, Berrett, Bier, Big Pool, Big Spring, Bird Hill, Bissell, Bloom, Bloomington, Bond, Bond Junction, Boonsboro, Borden Shaft, Bostetter, Braddock Heights, Breathedsville, Bridgeport, Broad Run, Browningsville, Brownsville, Bruceville, Brunswick, Buckeystown, Burkittsville, Carlos, Carrollton, Catoctin, Cavetown, Cearfoss, Charlton, Chewsville, Clagettsville, Clearspring, Conococheague, Cooksville, Corriganville, Cranberry, Crellin, Cresaptown, Cumberland, Daisy, Damascus, Dawson, Deer Park, Dennings, Detour, Dickerson, Downsville, Duffields, Eakles Mills, Eastview, Eckhart, Eldersburg, Ellerslie, Ellerton, Emmitsburg, Enterprise, Ernstville, Fairplay, Finksburg, Flintstone, Florence, Foreston, Fountain Mills, Four Locks, Four Points, Foxville, Franklin, Frederick, Freedom, Frizellburg, Frostburg, Funkstown, Gaither, Gamber, Gapland, Gilmore, Gilpen, Gist, Glenelg, Glenwood, Grace, Graceham, Greenmount, Hagerstown, Halfway, Hancock, Harmony, Harney, Henryton, Hoffman, Hoods Mills, Hopehill, Houcksville, Hutton, Huyett, Hyattstown, Ijamsville, Indian Springs, Ivory, Jefferson, Jimtown, Johnsville, Keedysville, Keeptryst, Kemps, Kemptown, Keysville, Klondike, Knoxville, Lander, Lappans, Lauver, Lavale, Le Gore, Leitersburg, Lewisdale, Lewistown, Liberty, Licksville, Lime Kiln, Lineboro, Linwood, Lisbon, Loch Lynn Heights, Lock No. 53, Locust Grove, Lonaconing, Long Corner, Lord, Louisville, Loys, Luke, McCoole, McCoys Ferry, McKinstry, Manchester, Maple Grove, Mapleside, Mapleville, Markers Mill, Mariottsville, Marston, Maugansville, Mayberry, Medford, Melrose, Middleburg, Middlepoint, Midland, Midlothian, Millers, Millstone, Monrovia, Morgans, Motters, Mt. Airy, Mt. Airy Junction, Mt. Pleasant, Mt. St. Marys, Mt. Savage, Mount View, Mountain Lake Park, Mullinix, Myersville, Narrows Park, New London, New Market, New Windsor, North Branch, Oakland, Ocean, Orchard, Otterdale, Paramount, Park Mills, Patopsco, Pecktonville, Petersville, Pinesburg, Piney Grove, Plane No. 4, Pleasant Valley, Point of Rocks, Pondsville, Poplar Springs, Pratt, Priestland, Rawlings, Reese, Reid, Ridgeville, Rocky Ridge, Rohrersville, Rover, Roxbury, Roxbury Mills, Rush, St. James, Sam's Creek, Sandy Hook, Sandyville, Shafersville, Sharpsburg, Shiloh, Shipley, Slacks Corner, Smallwood, Smithsburg, Smoketown, Snydersburg, Spickler, Spielman, Spring Gap, Spring Gap Mills, Spring Grove, Spring Mills, Summit Point, Sykesville, Taneytown, Tannery, Taylorsville, Thurmont, Tilghmanton, Trego, Trenton, Trevanion, Twenty-first Bridge, Tyrone, Union Bridge, Uniontown, Unionville, Upperco, Urbana, Wakefield, Walkersville, Walnut Grove, Warfieldburg, Watersville, West Beaver Creek, Westernport, West Falls, West Friendship, Westminster, Weverton, Williamsport, Wills Mountain, WInfield, Wolfsville, Woodbine, Woodsboro, Woodville, Yarrowsburg,
Blue Ridge Summit, Mason and Dixon, Middleburg, State Line, Wingerton
West Virginia Towns:
Antioch, Bakerton, Bardane, Barnum, Beddington, Berkeley Springs, Berkeley Station, Beryl, Bolivar, Brosius, Bunker Hill, Burlington, Charlestown, Cherry Run, Darkesville, Engles Switch, Falling Waters, Falls, Forman, Gerrardstown, Gerstell, Halltown, Hampshire, Harpers Ferry, Headsville, Hedgesville, Inwood, Kabletown, Kearneysville, Kellers Station, Keyser, Lahmansville, Laureldale, Leetown, Marlowe, Martin, Martinsburg, Maysville, Mechanicstown, Medley, Middleway, Millville, Molers, Moorefield, Myerstown, New Creek, Nipetown, North Mountain, Old Fields, Patterson Creek, Petersburg, Piedmont, Purgittsville, Ridgeley, Ridgeville, Rippon, Romney, Seymoursville, Shenandale Springs, Shenandale Junction, Shepherdstown, Snyders Mill, Summit Point, Swan Pond, Van Clevesville, West Virginia Junction
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