MTHS recognizes a need to research and catalog the historic sites in our township. A few years back, we found that Shearer's 1860 map of York County was extremely accurate when overlaid on a current day map. Using information on this historic map, we were able to identify homes that existed in 1860, and track down if they still exist today.
We were absolutely amazed that over 60% of the houses that were listed on the 1860 map are still standing today, over 150 years later! Many were unrecognizable because of renovations over the years, but the underlying structure exists. Using traditional methods such as deed and geneology research, site visits, and owner interviews, along with modern technology, we have uncovered a wealth of historical sites within the township.
The MTHS Register of Historic Sites website allows MTHS to catalog and present much our research in a unique manner, and in a way that is readily accessible to anyone. We are constantly working to add new information, and also to add new features to the site. Feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions regarding thie website.
For more information on the Manchester Township Historical Society, use the following links:
Facebook: Manchester Township Historical Society
Click on any of the pointers to the left to view basic information regarding that property. Click on the "View Details" link to show detailed information for that property. More...
The "teardrop" pointer represents the suspected current day location, the small dot represents the location on the 1860 map. The line between the points represents the difference in location between the 1860 and current day satellite imagery.
Zoom in to view more details, or use the search box above to narrow down the results. You can adjust the opacity and visibility of the 1860 map overlay by using the controls located above the search box.