National Register Listings in
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Abbeville American/Consolidated Tobacco Companies Andrews Bridge Historic District Ashley and Bailey Silk Mill B.F. Good & Company Leaf Tobacco Warehouse Bachman and Forry Tobacco Warehouse Bangor Episcopal Church Basch & Fisher Tobacco Warehouse Baumgardner's Mill Covered Bridge Bausman Farmstead Berger, John & Son, Company Tobacco Warehouse Bird-in-Hand Hotel Bitzer's Mill Covered Bridge Bowman, Jacob, Tobacco Warehouse Bowmansville Roller Mill Bridge in West Earl Township Brimmer, John, Tobacco Warehouse Brown's, George, Sons Cotton and Woolen Mill Buchanan, James, House Bucher Thal Historic District Bucher, Joseph, House Buck Hill Farm Covered Bridge Butcher's Mill Covered Bridge Byers-Muma House Caernarvon Presbyterian Church Cameron Estate Central Hotel Central Market Chickies Historic District Colemanville Covered Bridge Columbia Historic District Columbia Wagon Works Combination Baggage and Mail Car No. 5403 Conestoga Cork Works Building Congregational Store Connell Mansion Consolidation Freight Locomotive No. 1187 Consolidation Freight Locomotive No. 2846 Consolidation Freight Locomotive No. 7688 Cumberland Valley Car Davies, Edward, House Davis, David, Farm DDI Electric Locomotive No. 36 Dohner, Michael, Farmhouse Donegal Mills Plantation Donegal Presbyterian Church Complex Douglass, John, House Eby Shoe Corporation Eisenlohr-Bayuk Tobacco Historic District Electric Locomotive No. 4859 Ellicott, Andrew, House Ephrata Cloister Ephrata Commercial Historic District Erb's Covered Bridge Evans, Ann Cunningham, House Farmer's Southern Market Flat Car No. 473567 Follmer, Clogg and Company Umbrella Factory Forry's Mill Covered Bridge Franklin and Marshall College Campus Historic District Freight Locomotive No. 5741 Frey, Jacob L., Tobacco Warehouse Friedman, Henry B., Tobacco Warehouse Fulton Opera House Fulton, Robert, Birthplace Furnace Hills Tenant House Germania Turnverein Building Good, John B., House Griest, W.W., Building Grove Mansion Habeck, Christian, Farm Hager Building Hamilton Apartments Hammer Creek Bridge Hand, Gen. Edward, House Harnish, Johannes, Farmstead Harrisburg Avenue Tobacco Historic District Herr's Mill Covered Bridge Herr, Christian and Emma, Farm Herr, Hans, House Hess, A. B., Cigar Factory, and Warehouses Hibshman Farm Kagerise Store and House Kaufman's Distillery Covered Bridge Keller's Covered Bridge Keller, Jacob, Farm Kirk Johnson Building Kirks Mills Historic District Krauskap, Henry, House, and Store Kreider Shoe Manufacturing Company Lancaster Armory Lancaster City Historic District Lancaster County Courthouse Lancaster County House of Employment Lancaster Crematorium Lancaster Historic District Lancaster Historic District (Boundary Increase II) Lancaster Historic District (Boundary Increase) Lancaster Trust Company Lancaster Watch Company Landis Mill Covered Bridge Landis Valley Museum Leaman Place Covered Bridge Lime Valley Covered Bridge Linden House Lititz Moravian Historic District Locomotive No. 6755 Locust Grove Manheim Borough Historic District Manor Street Elementary School Marietta Historic District Marietta Historic District (Boundary Increase) Martin, B. B., Tobacco Warehouse Mascot Roller Mills Mascot Roller Mills (Boundary Increase) Mayer, David M., House McGovern, Edward, Tobacco Warehouse Mentzer Building Mercer's Mill Covered Bridge Mikado Freight Locomotive No. 520 Miller, David H., Tobacco Warehouse Milleysack, J. B. Cigar Factory Montgomery, William, House Mount Hope Estate Mount Hope Estate (Boundary Increase) Mountain Springs Hotel Mumma, Samuel N., Tobacco Warehouse N. Shippen-Tobacco Avenue Historic District Neff's Mill Covered Bridge New Era Building New Holland Machine Company Nissly Swiss Chocolate Company Nissly-Stauffer Tobacco Warehouses North Charlotte Street Historic District North Prince Street Historic District Northeast Lancaster Township Historic District Old City Hall Old Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge Old Main, Goethean Hall, and Diagnothian Hall Oregon Mill Complex Passenger and Baggage Car No. 4639 Passenger Coach No. 3556 Passenger Day Coach No. 8177 Passenger Locomotive No. 1223 Passenger Locomotive No. 1737 Passenger Locomotive No. 460 Passenger Locomotive No. 7002 Pine Grove Covered Bridge Pinetown Covered Bridge Pool Forge Covered Bridge Poole Forge Red Run Covered Bridge Reilly Brothers and Raub Building Reinholds Station Trinity Chapel Reyer, Peter and Catherine, Farmhouse Schnader, R. K. & Sons, Tobacco Warehouse Schnader, Walter, Tobacco Warehouse Seigrist's Mill Covered Bridge Shearer's Covered Bridge Shenk's Mill Covered Bridge Sherman, L. G., Tobacco Warehouse Shreiner Farm Slater Cigar Company Soldiers and Sailors Monument Speedwell Forge Mansion Sprenger Brewery Spring Grove Forge Mansion Stauffer, Christian, House Steel Hopper Car No. 33164 Steel Passenger Coach No. 1650 Steel Passenger Coach No. 1651 Stehli Silk Mill Steinman Hardware Store Stevens High School Stiegel-Coleman House Stoever, John Casper, Log House Strasburg Historic District Sturgis, Julius, Pretzel House Sutter, Johann Agust, House Swarr, John and Elizabeth, House Switcher No. 1670 Switcher No. 94 Teller Brothers-Reed Tobacco Historic District Totten House U.S. Post Office Wagner's, Charlie, Cafe Walter, Henry, House Weaver's Mill Covered Bridge Weaver, Henry, Farmstead Weber-Weaver Farm Werner, William, House West Lawn White Chimneys White Rock Forge Covered Bridge Windom Mill Farm Windsor Forge Mansion Witmer's Tavern Wooden Baggage Express No. 6 Wooden Express Baggage No. 6076 Wooden Hopper Gondola No. 1818 Woodward Hill Cemetery Wright's Ferry Mansion Yeates, Jasper, House Zook's Mill Covered Bridge
The first U.S. Navy submarine, the USS Holland, was built in Philadelphia in 1900.
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is situated in the southeastern part of the state. It was originally inhabited by the Susquehannock Native American tribe before the arrival of European settlers. In the early 18th century, English Quakers migrating from Maryland and Delaware began to settle in the area, establishing the county in 1729. The county was named after Lancaster, a city in northwest England, reflecting the English origins of many of its settlers.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Lancaster County became known for its thriving agricultural industry. Its fertile soil and mild climate made it ideal for farming, and the county became a leading producer of wheat, corn, and livestock. With the advent of the Pennsylvania Canal and the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad in the 19th century, Lancaster County's agricultural products were easily transported to urban markets, further bolstering its economy.

In the early 20th century, Lancaster County experienced significant industrial growth, particularly in the city of Lancaster. The construction of railroad lines and the expansion of factories contributed to the county's economic prosperity. The county also gained recognition for its manufacturing sector, producing items such as silk textiles, cigars, and furniture.

Today, Lancaster County is known for its rich history and preserved heritage. It is often referred to as the "Garden Spot of America" due to its picturesque landscapes, traditional Amish communities, and thriving tourism industry. The county attracts visitors from around the world who come to experience its historical sites, charming small towns, and delicious Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

  • 1709: Lancaster County was established by William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania.
  • 1730: The city of Lancaster was founded as the county seat.
  • 1751: Lancaster became the capital of Pennsylvania, serving as the seat of government until 1799.
  • 1777: During the American Revolutionary War, Lancaster was briefly the capital of the United States when the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia.
  • 1800s: Lancaster became known for its thriving agricultural industry, with a focus on farming and crop cultivation.
  • 1863: The Battle of Gettysburg, a significant event in the American Civil War, took place just outside of Lancaster County.
  • 1900s: Lancaster County experienced a growth in manufacturing, particularly in the production of textiles, steel, and tobacco products.
  • 1957: The Amish Farm and House, a popular tourist attraction showcasing Amish lifestyle and culture, was established in Lancaster County.
  • 1980s: The tourism industry in Lancaster County began to flourish, attracting visitors with its picturesque countryside and Amish traditions.