My environment. By: Austin Hostetter. Community Level. How was your county settled ?
By: Austin Hostetter
How was your county settled?
In 1683, Penn purchased from the Indians a part of land which extended from the Delaware to the Susquehanna River. As more settlers in the lands of Chester County increased in number, additional townships were created by the Chester County court. The original three counties, Philadelphia, Bucks and Chester, were made as copies of normal English shires. The conditions of Chester County's backwoods, from which Lancaster was formed was established on May 10, 1729. The land was very fertile which helped the new county to grow in population because of the amount of settlers who wanted to use the lan for farmland and grow crops.
What town, borough or village do you reside in?
Currently, our family lives in the New Holland borough but are just about on the edge of being on the East Earl brought too.
On the left is a picture of Lancaster County for a map of what it looks like.
On the right is a picture taken in the air of what some of the geography looks like.
Here, at the left, is a drawing of Pennsylvania and the county shaded red shows you where Lancaster County would be.
The right caption also shows you some of the geography taken at ground level on a road.