Montgomery County PA - Directory Collection (1860-1919)

Montgomery County PA - Directory Collection (1860-1919)


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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.

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Directory of the Boroughs of Norristown and Bridgeport, Montgomery County, PA.
For the Years 1860 - 1861 (William Whitehead, E. F. James, 1860, 287 pages)
This is a history and directory of the towns of Norristown and Bridgeport, Montgomery County, PA for the year 1860-61. It includes a brief historical sketch of the county, as well as a more detailed history of Norristown and Bridgeport, including information about the natives and early settlers, and civil growth of the area. Afterward is the Directory for Norristown and Bridgeport, listing name, home and occupation. Following the directory is a listing of the county and borough officers for 1858, 1859, a listing of all the churches, fire departments, post offices, cemeteries, businesses, etc.

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.

Boyd's Directory of Pottsville 1871-72 (W. Harry Boyd, 1871, 343 pages)
This is a resident and business directory of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, PA for the year 1871-72. This publication also includes a business directory of several principal towns in Berks, Chester, Montgomery and Schuylkill Counties. The directory information for Pottsville includes the primary resident's (or business') name, occupation and street address. The business directory information includes the name of the business or businessman, trade, and street address.

Business Directory Information:
Ashland, Girardsville, Hamburg, Mahanoy City, Minersville, Norristown, Phoenixville, Pine Grove, Port Carbon, Pottstown, Reading, Schuylkill Have, Shenandoah, St. Clair, Tamaqua, Tremont

Boyd's Conshohocken and West Conshohocken Directory 1888-1890
(W. Harry Boyd, 1888, 59 pages)
This is a general directory of Conshohocken and West Conshohocken in Montgomery County, PA, for the years 1888-1890. It lists residents as well as businesses within the area and provides the resident's name, occupation, and street address. A small section of the Conshohocken directory is missing which covers the names between Booth and Carroll.

Boyd's Pottstown Directory 1890-1892 (W. H .Boyd, 1890, 114 pages)
This is a resident and business directory of the City of Pottstown, Montgomery Co., PA, for the years 1890-1892. The information is arranged alphabetically listing the resident's name, occupation and street address. Information from directories of this era are useful as a replacement of the Federal Census of 1890, which was destroyed.

Directory of Montgomery County, Penna. 1900 -1902
(Journal of Commerce Pub. Co., 1902, 542 pages)
This is a residence and business directory of all boroughs as well as a list of resident's addresses for each township.

January 1st, 1904 Telephone Directory
(Standard Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1904, 32 pages)
This is an early telephone directory of the area of Pennsylvania and New Jersey near Doylestown. The directory information includes the householder's name, telephone number, and whether the location is a residence or business.

Pennsylvania Towns Included:
Attleboro, Bristol, Buckingham, Doylestown, Eden, Hatboro, Hulmeville, Langhorne, Midway, Milford Square, Morrisville, Newtown, Penn's Park, Perkasie, Pineville, Quakertown, Wrightstown, Wycombe, Yardley,

New Jersey Towns Included:
Beverly, Burlington, Delanco, Riverside

Bala - Cynwyd Directory 1912-1913 (The Neighborhood Club, 1912, 75 pages)
This is a resident and business directory of the towns of the community of Bala - Cynwyd, Montgomery County, PA for the year 1912-1913. The directory information is listed alphabetically and includes the residents' names and street addresses. This directory also includes the names of all the residents living at these homes (including children), not just the primary resident's and mate's names. There are also many ads for local businesses throughout.

Telephone Directory - October 1912 - Jenkintown - Doylestown District
(Bell Telephone Company of PA & American Telephone & Telegraph Co., 1912, 64 pages)
This is an early telephone directory covering parts of Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania for the year 1912. This directory lists many of the residents and businesses from these areas, providing the resident's (or business') name, address and telephone number.

Towns Included:
Ambler, Andalusia, Bethayres, Bristol, Buckingham, Cheltenham, Chestnut Hill, Doylestown, Eddington, Feasterville, Ferndale, Hatboro, Hulmeville, Langhorne, Lansdale, Line Lexington, Melrose, Morrisville, New Hope, Newtown, North Wales, Ogontz, Passer, Perkasie, Plumsteadville, Quakertown, Sellersville, Souderton, Springtown, Whitemarsh, Willow Grove, Wycombe, Yardley

Farm and Business Directory of Montgomery County Pennsylvania - 1914
(Wilmer Atkinson Company, 1914, 246 pages)
This is a farm and business directory of Montgomery County, PA for the year 1914. It contains a list of county public officials and a number of local advertisements as well as the directory information. The directory information consists of the names of farmers and details such as the wife's name, number of children, location of farm, number of acres, a notation of whether they are retired, own their farm or are tenants, etc. At the end of the publication there is a classified business directories for the county, listing businesses by trade.

Consolidated Telephone Company Telephone Directory - May 1919
(Consolidated Telephone Company, 1919, 256 pages)
This is a telephone directory of covering parts of Berks, Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Susquehanna, Wayne, Counties, PA for the year 1919. The directory lists over 1,000's of residents and businesses of these areas, providing the resident's name, street address and telephone number (arranged alphabetically by town). There are also some ads for local businesses included.

Towns Included:
Alburtis, Allentown, Alsace, Aquashicola, Archbald, Ashley, Audenried, Avoca, Beaver Brook, Beaver Meadow, Beersville, Benningers, Berkley, Berlinsville, Bernharts, Bernville, Bethlehem, Birdsboro, Black Bear, Black Creek, Blakley, Blanden, Blandon, Bowers, Bowmans, Bowmanstown, Boyer Heights, Boyertown, Breinigsville, Brookside, Browndale, Bunnelltown, Buttonwood, Canaan, Canaan Corners, Carbondale, Carley Brook, Catasauqua, Cementon, Centre Valley, Cetronia, Chapman Lake, Cherry Ridge, Cherryville, Christopher, Clarks Summit, Coaldale, Coleraine, Conyngham, Coopersburg, Coplay, Coxton, Cranberry, Danielsville, Dickson City, Dorney Park, Dorneyville, Dorranceton, Drifton, Dunmore, Dupont, Duryea, Dyberry, East Berkley, East Plymouth, East Texas, Ebervale, Eckley, Edwardsville, Effort, Egypt, Emaus, Emerald, Esterly, Exeter, Eynon, Fairview, Farview, Fleetwood, Fogelsville, Forest City, Fortenia, Forty Fort, Freeland, Freidensburg, Fullerton, Gilbert, Glen Lyon, Glenside, Glen Summit, Greenfield, Green Ridge, Greenwood, Griesemersville, Half-way House, Hamburg, Hancock, Harleigh, Harpers, Harrity, Hazleton, Heart Lake, Highland, Hoadleys, Hokendauqua, Honesdale, Howertown, Hudson, Hudsondale, Hyde Crest, Hyde Park, Indianland, Indian Orchard, Inkerman, Jacksonwald, Jamestown, Jeansville, Jeddo, Jermyn, Jessup, Jordon, Justus, Keene, Kempton, Kingston, Klinesville, Kreidersville, Kresgeville, Krumsville, Kuhnsville, Kunkletown, Kutztown, Laflin, Lansford, Larkesville, Lattimer, Leesport, Lehigh Gap, Lehighton, Little Gap, Luzerne, Lyons, Macungie, Maltby, Mantzville, Mauch Chunk, Maxatawny, Mayfield, McAdoo, Mertztown, Mickley’s, Midvale, Millmont, Milnesville, Miners Mills, Minooka, Mohrsville, Montdale, Moosic, Mountainville, Mt. Penn, Muhlenberg Township, Nanticoke, Neff’s, Newside, New Tripoli, Normal Square, Northampton, Northmont, Northside, Nuremberg, Oakbrook, Old Forge, Oley, Oley Line, Olyphant, Ontelawnee, Ormrod, Packerton, Palmerton, Parryville, Parsons, Peckville, Pennside, Pennsville, Petersville, Penwyn, Pheifer’s Corners, Pittston, Plains, Plainsville, Pleasantville, Plymouth, Port Blanchard, Port Griffith, Priceburg, Pricetown, Prompton, Providence, Reading, Reading Heights, Rendham, Retreat, Richmondale, Rittersville, Riverside, Royal, Ruppsville, Saegersville, Salisbury, Saylorsburg, Schnecksville, Schoenersville, Scranton, Seelyville, Shanesville, Shillington, Shoemakersville, Sickler’s Station, Siegfried, Simpson, Six Mile House, Slatedale, Slatington, Solomon’s Gap, South Canaan, Spring Valley, Stemlersville, St. Lawrence, Stony Creek, Summit Hill, Tanners Falls, Taylor, Temple, Throop, Tompkinsville, Topton, Trachsville, Treichler’s, Trexlertown, Tuckerton, Union Hill, Walberts, Walnutport, Walnuttown, Waymart, Weatherly, Weaversville, Weissport, Wescoesville, West Hazleton, Westmoor, West Pittston, West Reading, West Wyoming, White Mills, Wilkes-Barre, Winton, Wilsons Creek, Womelsdorf, Wyoming, Wyomissing, Yatesville, Yorktown

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