Lancaster County Established

Posted in: 1723-1730
By Jeri Haynes
Aug 15, 2008 - 9:14:06 AM

Lancaster County was formed May 10, 1729 from land apportioned from Chester County. The original countries chartered by William Penn were Philadelphia, Bucks and Chester, located within the more populated area of the Commonwealth. The ever increasing immigrant population was pressing westward into the wilderness. They were demanding improved access to government, constables to keep the peace, magistrates to handle their legal affairs. This new county would resolve these issues.

Jeri Haynes, June 28, 2008