City Directories and History: Walker’s 1910 Postal Route map is an invaluable tool in tracking historical locations in York County’s early 20th century rural communities. Each section is tagged with the names associated with that particular area. Be sure to open the MORE INFORMATION/ENLARGEABLE MAP link for the enlargeable PDF map which users can easily study.
In many cases, these same locations, have also been linked directly to the R&R “other” pages, associated with the individual names, and sites on the maps. To return to the master index list, click HOME.
The Herald reported on Dec. 19, 1896 (Contained news from Harmony) – “W.T. Cornwell has built a warehouse, barn, and stables and is now building a dwelling that will be an ornament to any place. Murphy and Draffin have a storehouse completed, this news is from W.R. Hayes.”
The RH Herald reported on April 25, 1900 – “The colored Methodist Church at Harmony was destroyed by fire, as a result of the explosion of a lamp.”
The Herald reported on June 27, 1903 – “Cuff Davis, an industrious and very worthy colored family near Catawba Junction, lost his barn and four small building, two buggies, a heifer, tools and 150 bushels of oats to a fire.”
On July 12, 1907 the Lancaster News reported – “A dwelling at Mr. Tom Cornwell’s place near Catawba Junction occupied by Mr. Ed Dye caught fire and burned. Mr. Dye lost everything. He and his family were away from home at the time.”
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